Advancing sustainability18 September, 2007
The House Environment Committee has tabled its report 'Sustainability for survival: creating a climate for change', recommending the establishment of a national Sustainability Commissioner, Commission and Charter. The report argues that strong Australian government leadership is required to advance sustainability.
Trees please for APEC partners06 September, 2007
Australian scientists are training foresters in neighbouring APEC countries to use the Australian Greenhouse Office's National Carbon Accounting Toolbox (NCAT) to assess carbon sequestration in native and plantation forests.
Launch of carbon trading exchange03 September, 2007
ACX (Australian Climate Exchange) has launched the Melbourne-based carbon trading exchange.
Walk to work day30 August, 2007
National Walk to Work Day (WTWD) will be held around Australia on Friday 5 October 2007 to promote better health and a cleaner environment. By registering, individuals, businesses and organisations can help to improve our health and environment, while supporting four major Australian charities.
Roundtable for climate change leaders22 August, 2007
The Ethos Foundation and Green Cross Australia are presenting a one-day â€˜Leading for the Futureâ€™ roundtable on climate change at Queensland Parliament House on Wednesday 29 August.
Climate change – now it’s law17 July, 2007
The nationâ€™s first Climate Change legislation has become law. The Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Act 2007 makes South Australia the first place in Australia to legislate targets to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Government announces cap and trade emissions scheme17 July, 2007
The Federal Government has announced it will increase spending on combating greenhouse gas emissions by $627 million.
New green building report for councils13 June, 2007
A report from ICLEI â€“ Local Governments for Sustainability â€“ Oceania (ICLEI Oceania) and the Building Commission highlights nine key pathways for local government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable buildings.
$2 billion pa - have you accessed your share?21 August, 2006 by Brent Watts, Director, Inject Pty Ltd
The Australian government provides a range of grants to companies that are developing innovative technologies. The level of competition is high, but there are a few simple steps that you can take to improve your company's chances of funding success
Federal opposition unveils ‘blueprint’ for climate change05 May, 2006
Federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley unveiled in March the Labor Partyâ€™s new blueprint for tackling climate change, including a commitment to reduce emissions by 60% by 2050.
Results of the 2006 National Pollution Inventory04 May, 2006
The 2006 National Pollution Inventory (NPI) has shown that the majority of measured contaminants and emissions being discharged into Australiaâ€™s environment is decreasing, particularly in relation to mining operations and water management.
Rules to open up Sydney’s wastewater03 May, 2006
The NSW government has accepted recommendations from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to reform the Sydney water industry.
Sneak peek at G3 guidelines21 February, 2006
The G3 Guidelines are set to change the face of sustainability reporting. Now is the perfect time to take action and have a say in their development. The draft G3 Guidelines will be released for a 90-day public comment period between 2 January 2006 and 31 March 2006. Get involved and be prepared!
Social responsibility investment index launches12 November, 2005
Research and ratings agency, ReputTex has launched its Social Responsibility Investment (SRI) Index.
Victorian Government announces Enviro 06 partnership12 September, 2005
The Victorian government has announced its partnership in the Enviro 06 Convention & Exhibition, which will be held in Melbourne from 7-10 May next year.