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Down to Earth: local government and greenhouse policy in Australia

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Global environmental politics and policy are conventionally seen as the province of nation-states and international negotiations. However, there has been increasing attention devoted to the part that local places can play in the pursuit of (global) sustainable development. In this paper, I explore the role of local government in Australian greenhouse policy. A brief outline of the role of local government in environmental management is followed by a short history of greenhouse policy in Australia. From its initial marginal position, local government has begun to occupy a more prominent role in greenhouse policy development and implementation. The paper examines the processes that have led to this change, the development of local greenhouse and energy policies in Newcastle, New South Wales, and the initiation of the 'Cities for Climate Protection' program by the federal government. In conclusion, some thoughts on the problems and prospects of a local approach to the greenhouse issue are offered.
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Keywords: AUSTRALIA; ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS; GREENHOUSE POLICY; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; NEWCASTLE (NSW); SCALE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2000

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