Sustainability

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Launch of carbon trading exchange

03 September, 2007

ACX (Australian Climate Exchange) has launched the Melbourne-based carbon trading exchange.


Walk to work day

30 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.


Eureka! CSIRO wins for climate change research

28 August, 2007

Dr John Church of CSIRO has been awarded the 2007 University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Scientific Research.


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