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Environmental Education Grants Program in Australia.

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ENVIRONMENTAL Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and has a population of 19 million people. It is about the same geographic size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50% larger than Europe. The Australia environment is unique. From un-spoilt beaches, tropical rainforests, rugged mountain ranges and vast tracts of desert, it is a country of contrasts. Most of Australia receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. The environmental impacts of tourism are a serious problem and visible concern such as land clearing and destruction of habitats, pollution of the air and waterways, pressure on landfills and noise pollution primarily associated with motor vehicles and aircrafts. ...read more.


Australia signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCC) in June 1992 and ratified it in December 1992. UNFCC arose from increasing international concern about the implications of climate change and a recognition that no one country could solve this global environmental problem alone. On the other hand, Australia is providing more than $15 million to install state-of-the-art sea level monitoring equipment; enhance climate predictions and strengthen the basis for adaptation efforts. 1 Australia's environment is major drawing card for international visitors. Protection and conservation of these assets is essential for the survival and sustainable growth of the tourism industry over the longer term. ...read more.


Thus, Australian Government invested $155,000 for Environmenetal Education Grants Program. 2003-2004 Projects: Environmental Education Grants Program A total of $155,000 was approved in 2003-2004 by the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage under the Environmental Education Grants Program. Organization Name Application Title Environmental Education Grants Program Funding (GST exclusive) Environment Institute Australia and New Zealand Developing a certification scheme for Environmental Professionals $25,000 Australian Association for Environmental Education Support the biennial conference in Adelaide $30,000 Housing Industry Australia Sustainable Water Management and Application Course $25,000 Marine Education Society of Australasia Inc and Australian Marine Education Alliance One Ocean, Pacific Basin Forum $7,500 Rural Training Council of Australia Rural Production, Conservation and Land Management Training Packages $36,500 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Careers in the Environment in Australia $31,000 Source: Bases on data from http://www.deh.gov.au/education/programs/03-04.html (1/31/2005) 1 http://www.dfat.gov.au/environment/climate/#_United_Nations_Framework_Convention 2 http://www.industry.gov.au ...read more.

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