Standards Australia will host two major industry and government forums in October to examine the role of internationally consistent standards in Australiaâ€™s new carbon emission trading scheme.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
It has emerged this week that the future of the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Policy is on rocky ground.
A new sustainability category has been added to the Victorian building industryâ€™s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards, conducted by the Building Commission.
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.
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.
ACX (Australian Climate Exchange) has launched the Melbourne-based carbon trading exchange.
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.
Dr John Church of CSIRO has been awarded the 2007 University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Scientific Research.