Sustainability > Carbon management

Price on pollution - for or against?

06 July, 2011

This weekend the Gillard Government plans to announce a price on pollution as the central element of a comprehensive policy to tackle climate change, cut pollution and drive the transformation of the Australian economy to a clean energy future. Some business and industry sectors are saying it will provide more certainty while others say it will only further add to uncertainty.


Greenhouse calculator to measure your impact - dup

27 June, 2011

Duplicated entry (CJ) 


Greenhouse calculator to measure your impact

27 June, 2011

Families across Australia will be able to measure the impact of simple lifestyle changes on their carbon footprint in just 15 minutes through an online tool launched at RMIT University today.


Renewable energy flatlines without carbon price

24 June, 2011

New research shows Australia’s renewable energy share has been declining since 1960 and Mark Wakeham from Environment Victoria says without a price on carbon, our economy will continue with ‘pollution as usual’.


Deal to acquire primary carbon credits

24 June, 2011

Westpac has announced the completion of a deal with Perenia whereby the bank will off-take Primary Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated by a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) registered hydro-electric project in northern India.


Carbon footprinting focus of food industry convention

03 June, 2011

Discussions at the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology convention will include a focus on carbon footprinting for food manufacturers, marketers, suppliers and retailers. The convention will be held from 10-12 July 2011 in Sydney.


Call for comment on farming carbon offset scheme

03 June, 2011

A consultation paper has been released for public comment on the key regulations to underpin the Carbon Farming Initiative. The carbon offset scheme will financially reward farmers and landholders for reducing Australia’s carbon pollution.


Carbon footprinting focus for food industry

30 May, 2011

The Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST) convention being held 10-12 July 2011 in Sydney will focus on carbon footprinting for food manufacturers, marketers, suppliers and retailers.


Carbon jobs created as London company moves to Sydney

02 May, 2011

The NSW Government has helped secure at least 106 jobs for the development of the state’s trading hub with the relocation of two London companies to Sydney.


carboNZeroCert program becomes stand-alone corporate

12 April, 2011

The carboNZero program is changing to a stand-alone corporate business with a strong eye on international markets under the leadership of new Chief Executive Graham Carter and a fresh board of directors.


Achieving carbon emissions targets: market mechanisms work, other models fail

07 April, 2011

Grattan Institute today released its latest energy report detailing the failure of past government initiatives to reduce carbon emissions. “A study of 14 years of Australian programs to tackle climate change shows that only a carbon market can reduce emissions quickly and deeply enough for Australia to meet its 2020 emissions target,” the CEO of Grattan Institute, Professor John Daley, said today on the launch of a new Grattan report - Learning the hard way: Australian policies to reduce carbon emissions.


Carbon forest sink project developer expands to New Zealand

06 April, 2011

Australasia’s leading carbon forest sink project developer, Carbon Conscious Limited, has announced an expansion into the New Zealand market through a carbon forest sink deal agreed with a major Australasian energy company.


Logging reduction benefits to be calculated

31 March, 2011

A new methodology to quantify the greenhouse gas benefits of projects that prevent forest degradation by curbing selective logging through improved forest management has been approved for use under the Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) CS Program.


Carbon Trade Exchange launches interface with Westpac

31 March, 2011

Carbon Trade Exchange and Westpac have teamed up to create what is claimed to be the world’s first electronic interface for the voluntary carbon market. The solution will allow companies to trade as buyers or sellers into the Carbon Trade Exchange from their own bank account.


Next step in carbon farming

14 March, 2011

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, announced on Friday 11 March 2011 another step in implementing the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), a carbon offsets scheme which is designed to provide new economic opportunities for farmers, forest growers and landholders, and help the environment by reducing carbon pollution.


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