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See how well your country is fulfilling its obligations in the fight against climate change using the Climate Change Performance Index
The CCPI is an independent monitoring tool of countries’ climate protection performance. It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables the comparability of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.
Why does EcoHub exist?
EcoHub exists to make the future sustainable. Through every step of our business we add value by delivering sustainable solutions to our partners.
Why a hub? The centre of a wheel (aka a hub) holds together each crucial spoke of the wheel, reduces friction in the process of the journey and facilitates transmission of useful energy in providing forward motion (from the drivetrain to the traction surface). The industrial revolution brought about the mechanisation of man's processes, this has evolved to the degree at which we have the potential to adversely impact the planetary scale processes that sustain us. At that stage human kind was battling for survival against the adversity of nature. We were successful in that battle and at a point after the second World War, we were so efficient at the fight against nature that we began to overwhelm the system that produces our vital needs, to the point that the global ecosystem needs our support so that it can continue to support us. We have a real and urgent need to have a cumulative positive impact on our environment so that it continues to sustain us and the rest of Earth's biodiversity.
What do we mean by eco? In our modern existence, depending on technology and economy for our day to day wellbeing, it is easy to forget that the basic essentials of life; wholesome food, clean water and oxygen in the air, are provided to us by ecosystems. We have facilitated the domination of the man made agronomic ecosystem to the detriment of other natural systems that provide us with a chemically balanced atmosphere and hydrosphere. Water is the blood, rivers are the veins and vegetation is the skeleton that supports the Earth systems that supports us and all other life upon this planet. Eco is short for ecological and we are inextricably part of the human ecosystem, it must provide a place for all of the organisms that will support us an future generations.
In short, current human systems are unsustainable because they do not take into account the necessity for a non-economically beneficial, but absolutely essential ecosystem services. Einstein famously said "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them". We will not detract from the huge benefit that technology and mechanisation has provided us, but we now must begin to consider the necessity of ecosystems in providing us a healthy environment in which to live. In essence, that is why ecohub.com.au exists. To facilitate a collaborative and innovative approach to making systems socially and environmentally sustainable, while providing economic growth. This is facilitated by sustainable project management.
Our focus is simple. We will have a positive cumulative impact delivered through proactive sustainable project management. We will modernise accepted practices and normalise sustainability in the broader community. Our goals to this end are:
Main conservation threats to Australia’s vulnerable reptiles are invasive species & climate change.
Australia’s unique reptiles – including lizards and snakes – face severe threats from invasive species and climate change, with 7% of them threatened with extinction, reveals the latest update of The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, published today (05/07/2018). The Red List now includes 975 Australian reptile species – almost all of Australia’s reptiles, the majority of them endemic to the continent.
Check back here for articles on neutralising your carbon footprint and implementing safe and humane management of invasive species to conserve Australian native species.
Note: IUCN Red List now includes 93,577 species, of which 26,197 are threatened with extinction. More information from the original article here.