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Sydney’s chief resilience officer…and more

Beck Dawson announced as Sydney’s chief resilience officer

Beck Dawson, centre, with Parramatta Lord Mayor Scott Lloyd (left) and Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore (right).

Beck Dawson, centre, with Parramatta Lord Mayor Scott Lloyd (left) and Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore (right).

Property sustainability expert Beck Dawson has been named Sydney’s chief resilience officer, a high-profile position enabled through the Rockerfeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Network tasked with preparing the city for environmental, economic and social shocks. The position, appointed by the City of Sydney after a long search, is Australia’s second to be announced following Melbourne, and involves developing a resilience strategy for the Sydney metropolitan area, creating a conversation around Sydney’s resilience challenges and partnering with stakeholders – including all levels of government – to coordinate responses…

 

Climate change ‘a threat to national security’

Admiral Chris Barrie believes patrolling Australian waters and rising sea levels are both deeply connected to national security. The former Defence Force Chief has co-written a paper, Be Prepared: Climate Change, Security and Australia’s Defence Force which has declared climate change a growing threat to Australia’s security. “There’s a lot of evidence to suggest we’re not nearly as prepared as we ought to be,” Admiral Barrie said. “Climate change is driving more frequent and intense natural disasters, driving up food prices and displacing people, all of which can lead to conflict.” The report said climate change can cause intense natural disasters, which have a domino effect…

 

Malaysia must build resilience to ride out global economic uncertainties

Malaysia needs to build its own strength and resilience to ride out the patch of uncertainties in China and the United States. Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said factors affecting the ringgit were largely driven by the global economic developments. “When the US Federal Reserve have had zero-bound interest rates for seven years now, and everyone is looking for the timing for the exit, and this contributes to the strengthening of the US dollar…

 

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2 comments on “Sydney’s chief resilience officer…and more

  1. Jelenko Dragisic
    24/09/2015

    It is indeed. Slowly but surely smart cities get the idea.

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  2. rosegantner
    24/09/2015

    Awesome! Rose

    Sent from my iPhone

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