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ISO appoints committee to propel global circular economy

15 July, 2019 by Jane Allman

A newly appointed ISO technical committee aims to make the global circular economy a reality by steering projects relating to the circular economy towards a sustainable agreed global standard.


Sydney Demoday to feature food and agtech start-ups

08 July, 2019

SParkLabs Cultiv8 is hosting its annual Demoday in Sydney, featuring leading food and agtech start-ups to share insights and the latest global tech trends. 


Success in wastewater sustainability

26 June, 2019

A Sydney Water infrastructure project has received an excellent design rating from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.


NSW EPA boosts circular economy with $7 million in grants

17 June, 2019

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has pledged over $7 million in grants to boost NSW recycling rates and encourage innovation in the waste industry.


New green building CEO prioritises zero carbon

13 June, 2019

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has a new CEO — Davina Rooney — whose top priority is decarbonisation.


Energy, emissions and Clover Moore at Renewable Cities 2019

11 June, 2019

Renewable Cities Australia 2019 will showcase strategies to help organisations cost-effectively move towards net-zero energy, as well as explore developments in zero-emission transport.


On a mission for green space

27 May, 2019

202020 Vision is touring Australia to foster collaboration between councils and communities in a bid to achieve more green spaces in our cities.


Six Green Stars for Sydney's Green Square

23 May, 2019

Sydney's Green Square has been awarded the highest possible Green Star community rating for the sustainable planning, design and construction of the project.


Woolworths green bond gets $30m injection

01 May, 2019

The Woolworths Group green bond has received an injection of $30 million courtesy of Clean Energy Finance Corp. The $400 million green bond will help fund the Woolworths 2020 sustainability strategy.


Going green to achieve lean

17 April, 2019 by Brad Jeavons

Lean and Green techniques can be combined to achieve dramatic improvement both economically and environmentally for manufacturers in the circular economy.


Green innovators summoned to business ideas competition

08 April, 2019

The 2019 edition of green business ideas competition ClimateLaunchpad has opened to Australian applicants in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.


New focus for Renewable Cities Australia 2019

04 April, 2019

Renewable Cities Australia has announced 'renewable' as the focus for this year's event, revealing exciting key changes to its program.


City of Sydney to host women's climate summit in 2020

05 February, 2019

The City of Sydney has been selected to host the C40 Women4Climate Conference 2020, Lord Mayor Clover Moore has announced.


Where do our cities rank globally for sustainability?

01 February, 2019

The latest Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index, which ranked 100 of the world's leading cities on three pillars of sustainability, found that Australian cities are behind several others across the world.


The business case for smart city transformation

28 November, 2018

Smart city investments trigger a cycle of economic growth — just as long as governments go about transforming their cities the right way.


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