Sustainability > Carbon management

Carbon dioxide ‘is driving fish crazy’

31 January, 2012

Rising human carbon dioxide emissions may be affecting the brains and central nervous systems of sea fishes with serious consequences for their survival, an international scientific team has found.

White roofs to make for cooler Melbourne buildings

25 January, 2012

Research launched by the City of Melbourne and University of Melbourne will give building owners across Melbourne access to information that can help their buildings absorb less heat and stay cooler during hot days. The research assesses the benefits of white roofs.

Act now to manage carbon tax costs

22 November, 2011

With the carbon tax legislation kicking in next July, businesses wanting to pass on carbon costs are being urged to review their contractual rights and obligations now to ensure they are not left carrying an unacceptable share of the cost burden.

Carbon tax legislation passed by the Senate

08 November, 2011

The Gillard Labor Government will provide support for jobs, competitiveness and innovation in Australian manufacturing as it moves to the low-carbon global economy of the future, as well as extra tax relief for small business.

Study finds carbon capture and storage a competitive tool

02 November, 2011

A study by the Global CCS Institute has found that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a competitive power sector emissions abatement tool when compared to other low-carbon technologies.

Campaign aims to help SMEs profit from carbon tax

26 October, 2011

Climate Friendly has launched the ‘Mainstreaming Green: by business, for business’ campaign to help SMEs understand and take full advantage of the carbon price policy.

Rebuilding a city with sustainable transport choices

24 October, 2011 by Kristen MacAskill*

Christchurch in New Zealand is planning to rebuild after the devastating earthquakes that hit the city earlier this year. The Christchurch City Council’s draft Central City Plan (dCCP), released in New Zealand in August, offers a timely case for discussion. This plan outlines a vision for rebuilding the city and while it covers a broad range of aspects for redevelopment, this article reflects on the future of transport in the city.

The perfect storm

24 October, 2011

Rising energy bills, carbon pricing, and increasing regulation and reporting requirements are challenging business leaders to be more sustainable and accountable at a time of stress and volatility on global markets.

Global business leaders issue urgent call to action on climate change

21 October, 2011

Governments warned: window to limit global warming closing.

Australia and EU committed to low-carbon future

06 September, 2011

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, has met with his European counterpart to discuss developments in the global carbon market.

Approved Carbon Farming Initiative to benefit regional Australia

24 August, 2011

Regional Australia is set to benefit from the Carbon Farming Initative that has passed through Parliament today.

Australia and the carbon tax - an outsider’s perspective

23 August, 2011

In the wash-up after ‘carbon Sunday’, leading UK-based climate change strategist with global engineering firm MWH John Hobson has this advice to offer Australia as it enters into negotiations to legislate for a carbon-price mechanism.

Opportunities for farmers under carbon pricing

08 August, 2011

The Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, has visited Castlemaine in rural Victoria to talk about opportunities for Australia’s farmers and regional communities to play their part in Australia’s move to a clean energy future.

Carbon calculator for book publishers

03 August, 2011

Book manufacturer Griffin Press has launched its Carbon Calculator to help large, small and self-publishers make sound environmental and business decisions when printing their books.

Ham, bacon and cogeneration

02 August, 2011

The Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus has commended Don KR Castlemaine and its fellow large energy users for its efforts in cutting carbon pollution.

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