Interesting Websites

On this page we have provided a list of interesting websites for you to browse. We believe the information on these sites may be of use to you, and we encourage you to take a look at what others are doing to protect our planet.

The sites are divided into three sections:

Non-Government Organisations Government Sites Business Sites

Government sites

-Commonwealth-



Department of Environment

More information available at http://www.environment.gov.au/





Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

More information available at www.climatechange.gov.au





Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

More information available at www.environment.gov.au





Energy Rating

More information available at www.energyrating.gov.au





Green Vehicle Guide

More information available at www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au





The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Website - http://www.ipcc.ch/

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific intergovernmental body supported by the United Nations and was first established in 1988. The IPCC produces reports that support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is the main international treaty on climate change, with the ultimate aim of "stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous human-induced interference with the climate system."

The IPCC was involved in the “Climategate” in 2009, during which some climate researchers were revealed to over-estimate the severity of climate change. This has led to controversy and suspicion about the factuality of human-incurred climate change. However the IPCC has also been criticized to under-estimate the climate change and relevant risks on the other hand. Having survived from the criticisms, the IPCC now concerns more about how humans will live with climate change as it has already happened.

The IPCC writes its report based on published literature, which includes peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed sources. It has scientist and other experts volunteering to write and review parts of the report, which are then reviewed by its member governments of more than 120 countries. On its official website the IPCC provide most of its reports and supporting data to be downloaded. Its activities, calendar and meeting documentation can also be found there. The IPCC also offers scholarships to students worldwide who are doing studies on climate-related issues.




-States & Territories-

ACT

Environment ACT

More information available at www.environment.act.gov.au



New South Wales

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

More information available at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/



Queensland

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

More information available at https://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/


Environmental Protection Agency Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

More information available at http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/contactus/regionalqpws.html



South Australia

Department for Environment and Heritage

More information available at http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/


Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation

More information available at http://www.dwlbc.sa.gov.au/


Environmental Protection Authority

More information available at http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/



Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries,Water and Environment

More information available at https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/



Western Australia

Conservation and sustainability

More information available at https://www.wa.gov.au/information-about/environmental-matters/conservation-sustainability


Environmental Protection Authority

More information available at http://www.epa.wa.gov.au/


Parks and Wildlife

More information available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/