Bioregional Australia is excited to be entering a new phase of growth with One Planet Living Communities, Councils and Companies, in line with a global transition towards climate action and zero carbon energy. We strongly support the transition to One Planet Living across regional and rural areas, developed and developing regions and countries.
With recent global agreements to transition to 100% renewable energy “as rapidly as possible” by the Climate Vulnerable Forum, and the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), we are seeing a shift in global attitudes.
The main aim of the Paris Climate Agreement is to
- To drive efforts to limit the temperature increase (even further) to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels
- Keep a global average temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees celsius
- To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system
- To do so in a time frame that allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.
We, along with our partners, are actively pursuing One Planet Living in order to provide affordable, attractive and achievable places where people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.
At the recent Annual General Meeting, held November 30, 2016, Bioregional Australia Foundation welcomed four new board members Amanda Walton, Dr. Turlough Guerin, Dr. Kaushik Sridhar and Josie Rizza, and returning board members Russell Fisher, Luke Brown and Suzanne Evans; with an advisory role by Bioregional co-founder Pooran Desai.
Bioregional Australia Foundation would like to thank outgoing board member Alison Rowe for her role on the board from 2014 – 2016 and her unending support of the Bioregional Australia Foundation and One Planet Living international framework.
Alison leaves to the board to focus her energies on her recent appointment as the CEO of the Moreland Energy Foundation. Alison remains an advocate and champion of the One Planet Living international framework and the work undertaken across local government and communities.