Sustainability

Australian companies high on ‘green’ but low on energy

19 October, 2007

Australian companies like to espouse their green credentials, however 53.9% of businesses still do not have a formal energy policy, according to a whitepaper by Proudfoot Consulting.


Property industry uses online social networking to go green

17 October, 2007

Online social networking technology has been put to use by the commercial property sector, which has launched a $1.5 million online encyclopaedia and networking tool to help create green and profitable commercial buildings.


Strategy sets the path for sustainable, secure energy

12 October, 2007

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Energy Minister David Parker have launched the New Zealand Energy Strategy, which sets the country firmly on a path towards clean, renewable energy.


Forums examine role of standards

11 October, 2007

Standards Australia will host two major industry and government forums in October to examine the role of internationally consistent standards in Australia’s new carbon emission trading scheme.


Getting the river environment off welfare benefits

08 October, 2007

Applying a proper business approach to environmental flows and freeing up the rules for private ownership and management could play a key role in ensuring the long-term ecological sustainability of Australian rivers, according to Professor Gary Jones, CEO of eWater Cooperative Research Centre.


Government announces emissions trading scheme

28 September, 2007

An emissions trading scheme will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote environmentally friendly behaviour and create business opportunities for New Zealanders, according to Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Climate Change Minister David Parker.


Al Gore urges all Australians to get on board with climate change

24 September, 2007

Former vice-president of the United States, Al Gore urged those attending a dinner in Melbourne on Friday night, to open their eyes and look clearly at climate change.


Waste management consulting service

24 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Great Forest Australia Pty Ltd

Great Forest Australia is providing business and government organisations with waste management consultancy services that can reduce environmental impacts and operational costs.


Carbon offset service

24 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Greening Australia

Breathe Easy is a carbon emission offset service which is set to be launched in Australia by Greening Australia.


Aim of the Australian Climate Exchange

24 September, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

ACX was officially born in December 2005 and has subsequently worked on frameworks and mechanisms to bring the suppliers and buyers of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission abatement together


Advancing sustainability

18 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.


Carbon market in crisis

14 September, 2007

It has emerged this week that the future of the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Policy is on rocky ground.


Sustainable practice recognised

10 September, 2007

A new sustainability category has been added to the Victorian building industry’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards, conducted by the Building Commission.


Trees please for APEC partners

06 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.


'Engine of the reef' revealed

04 September, 2007

A team of coral researchers has taken a major stride towards revealing the workings of the 'engine' that drives Australia's Great Barrier Reef and corals the world over.


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