Sustainability

Green building fund opens for business

01 November, 2008

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has launched the Australian government's $90 million Green Building Fund.


Super fund reports on investment’s carbon emissions

30 October, 2008

Superannuation fund VicSuper has announced that its members will receive a carbon emission measurement calculated on each of its share of investments in publicly listed companies.
 


Youth forum takes control of sustainability

29 October, 2008

Forty delegates from across Victoria participated in the inaugural Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand’s Sustainability Youth Forum.


Funding for river management model

28 October, 2008

Developers of the next generation of water management technologies are set to receive $6 million in funding from the federal government. The funds will accelerate the development of a new river management model.


NZ sustainable business of the year announced

28 October, 2008

Paraoa Bakehouse has been announced New Zealand’s Sustainable Business of the Year at the 2008 NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards.


Riverina celebrates $2.36 million environmental savings

22 October, 2008

Close to 2000 tonnes of greenhouse gases and a whopping $2.36 million have been saved in the last financial year by Riverina businesses participating in an environmental program aimed at addressing climate change.


Infrastructure planned to secure water supplies

20 October, 2008

 Australia’s urban water industry is set to provide an infrastructure boom for the economy over the next decade as the industry completes its $30 billion investment program in new sources of water.


Art focuses on climate change campaign

08 October, 2008

International aid agency Oxfam is inviting Australians to create a piece of art that tells a story about the effect climate change is having on the developing world.


Position paper on water charge rules issued

02 October, 2008

The ACCC has issued its position paper seeking submissions on the development of water charge rules for irrigation infrastructure operators and bulk water operators.


Building sector could cut carbon trading price

23 September, 2008

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.


Carbon accounting and reporting software

22 September, 2008 | Supplied by: Viewlocity

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.


Program to help manufacturers tackle climate change

18 September, 2008

The Rudd government has launched a program that offers small and medium-sized manufacturers grants ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 to help them reduce the environmental impact of their production processes.


Carbon offset providers ranked

17 September, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field

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.


Water industry supports carbon trading scheme

17 September, 2008

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.


Permafrost carbon content double the old estimates

16 September, 2008

The amount of frozen organic carbon locked away in the world’s permafrost regions is double what has been previously estimated, according to new research.


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