Uncertainty persists about agriculture's role in the federal government's carbon pollution reduction scheme (CPRS) beyond 2015, according to farmers.
The Australian government released the Climate Change White Paper on 15 December 2008 — Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme: Australia's Low Pollution Future. This follows on from the green paper released in July and is the final design. The design still includes an emission trading mechanism which will start on July 2010 but the emission reduction target has been reduced to an unconditional cut of 5% of 2000 level by 2020. Despite the lower target, generous compensation plans and free pollution permits are being handed out, leaving little money left for energy efficiency measures.
Australia's building sector could cut the projected price of carbon trading permits by 14% with energy efficiency measures, according to a report commissioned by a cross section of peak building industry and environment groups.
CarbonView is a carbon accounting and reporting software solution that enables users to calculate their organisation’s carbon footprint, monitor it in real time and use intelligent algorithms when planning a balanced environmental and financially sustainable strategy to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Australian Water Association (AWA) has endorsed the general direction of the government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), urging the government to ensure that the integrity of the scheme is not compromised.
The Carbon Offset Watch program, which was launched in Sydney this week, is designed to provide consumers with an independent ranking of carbon offset providers. Kylie Wilson-Field was at the launch and reports on the details of this program.
Australian carbon offset providers will be placed under the spotlight with an independent ranking of the sector to be released in September. It aims to increase consumers' confidence about whether what they’re buying will actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The next instalment of climate change adviser Ross Garnaut's vision for emissions trading will be released on 5 September. Garnaut released his first draft report on emissions trading in July, but the 550-page document did not contain proposals on the pace of cutting emissions.
In response to the community's growing awareness of climate change, Swinburne University of Technology has introduced what is claimed to be Australia's first accredited course in carbon accounting.
The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme green paper may be the trigger for a billion-dollar investment in waste industry infrastructure but the industry flags major challenges in measuring and assessing the liability.
The government delivers its green paper on climate change.
On the basis of proposals outlined in a green paper issued by the Australian government, the annual value of trades in Australian emissions units (AEUs) could amount to as much as $11billion within the first few years of operation, according to Point Carbon.
The Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), which in partnership with EPA Victoria created Grow Me The Money, is holding a briefing session on carbon management for small to medium businesses.
Adapting to the emerging carbon constrained economy will become vital to business success in the face of increasing regulation and pressure from consumers according to Carbon Planet.
Greening Australia and the Tasmanian government entered into an Australian-first partnership today following Premier Lennon’s announcement in state parliament regarding the government’s commitment to reducing and offsetting carbon emissions.