Sustainability

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.


Roundtable for climate change leaders

22 August, 2007

The Ethos Foundation and Green Cross Australia are presenting a one-day ‘Leading for the Future’ roundtable on climate change at Queensland Parliament House on Wednesday 29 August.


Oil and gas body targets a nuclear future

15 August, 2007

Nuclear power could be as cheap as coal if the cost of carbon capture and storage is considered, according to Professor Peter Johnston, head of physics at RMIT and panel member of the 2006 federal government review into the nuclear industry.


Private equity makes waves into Aussie water industry

08 August, 2007

An Australian-owned and run water technology provider has completed its third major acquisition in 18 months and has also found a private equity partner to enable further expansion.


New initiative to sustain dwindling water resources

01 August, 2007

Australia’s International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) has launched an important initiative to help tackle the water crisis head-on – a post-graduate program to train the new leaders who will spearhead the management of our scarce water resources.


Water sustainability project underway in Gippsland

31 July, 2007

The Gippsland region of Victoria is embarking on a new era in water sustainability with construction underway on the Gippsland Water Factory project.


A step forward for climate change research in NZ

30 July, 2007

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research has been awarded close to $1.7 million of Foundation for Research, Science and Technology funding for nearly four years of research on the economics of climate change and its impact on New Zealand.


Emissions trading and what it means for Australian businesses

25 July, 2007 by Carolyn Jackson, Editor

The federal government's long awaited plan on emissions trading was recently announced, with an increase on spending by $627million


Sydney Entertainment Centre fights climate change

19 July, 2007

Waste from the Sydney Entertainment Centre will get a new lease of life and reduce the centre’s impact on climate change.


Government announces cap and trade emissions scheme

17 July, 2007

The Federal Government has announced it will increase spending on combating greenhouse gas emissions by $627 million.


Climate change – now it’s law

17 July, 2007

The nation’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.


SKM helps guide local councils on climate change

12 July, 2007

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has provided local governments in Queensland with a practical guide for meeting the challenges of climate change.


Business' brainstorm sustainability

28 June, 2007

The realities and exciting opportunities around trading in a sustainable New Zealand were on the agenda as the government engaged with business and industry, according to Environment Minister David Benson-Pope.


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