Sustainability

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.


Sea levels to rise several metres this century

27 June, 2007

Australia’s sea levels will rise by several metres by the end of the century due to rapidly increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, according to research from a group of international scientists.


Study shows tropics absorbing northern emissions

26 June, 2007

An international research team, including three CSIRO scientists, has thrown new light on the way that carbon dioxide produced by industrial activities in the Northern Hemisphere is absorbed by vegetation across the globe, particularly in tropical regions.


Business as usual for Lend Lease

22 June, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

Lend Lease is a leading retail and community residential property group integrated with strong investment management and construction management businesses around the globe. They are also one of the world's leading sustainable organisations


Space mission: possible

19 June, 2007

Our understanding of our planet's structure, climate and the impact of climate change through global warming is to be dramatically increased by a new space mission.


Anticipating climate change risks

15 June, 2007

An Australian in-depth symposium ‘Anticipating climate change risks, costs and opportunities for infrastructure: A conference for asset owners and investors’ will be held at the University of Melbourne on 21 June 2007.


Takeoff of carbon offset scheme praised

15 June, 2007

The launch of Pacific Blue NZ’s Carbon Offset scheme for customers is yet another step in the nation’s drive towards carbon neutrality, according to government Ministers David Benson-Pope and David Parker.


New green building report for councils

13 June, 2007

A report from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – Oceania (ICLEI Oceania) and the Building Commission highlights nine key pathways for local government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable buildings.


Water China 2008 and PVP China 2008

13 June, 2007

The largest Chinese trade fair for the Water Industry, the Water China/PVP China, in Canton (Guangzhou), will be held 4-7 March 2008.


Australians take up climate change challenge

12 June, 2007

The Banksia Environmental Foundation has announced its Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year finalists for the annual Banksia Awards 2007.


CSIRO begins climate project with China

08 June, 2007

CSIRO and the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) have signed a two-year funding agreement for collaboration between CSIRO statisticians and the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Science.


Sustainability Victoria grant awarded

04 June, 2007

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has received a $990,000 grant from the Sustainability Fund, a Victorian government initiative managed by Sustainability Victoria, for its salt and water reduction and re-use strategy.


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