Issue date : Tue 22 June, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’, Unesco recommends
The Guardian
Tue 22 June, 2021
Australian government ‘stunned’ by recommendation and will strongly oppose draft decision, environment minister Sussan Ley says
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Net zero is not dead: environment minister
7 News
Tue 22 June, 2021
Environment Minister Sussan Ley is digging in on net zero carbon emissions by 2050 despite the new deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce's opposition.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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NSW Government endorses ‘Organics Revolution’
Inside Waste
Tue 22 June, 2021
The NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041: (Stage 1 – 2021-2027) has endorsed diversion of organic waste from landfill to deliver substantive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from NSW landfills.
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NSW government asked by UN to hand over Warragamba dam impact study
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 22 June, 2021
The Berejiklian government has been asked by UNESCO to submit the environmental impact study on its plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall for review before final approval out of concern about the damage the project will have on wildlife and Indigenous culture in the World Heritage area.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Yes, we need the financial system to fight climate change
The Canberra Times
Tue 22 June, 2021
COVID-19 has put the size of the climate challenge into perspective. As businesses closed, factories shut, planes were grounded and cars gathered dust in garages, global carbon emissions fell by 7 per cent: about the same fall we need to achieve each year for 10 years if we are to avoid a 1.5 degree increase in global temperatures, according to analysis by Andrew Charlton. Given it took a global economic shutdown to achieve this in 2020, are we up to the task?
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Will Matt Kean’s EV policy really make NSW the Norway of Australia?
Reneweconomy
Tue 22 June, 2021
Last year, NSW announced what seemed like a genuinely ambitious climate policy – the ‘Energy Infrastructure Roadmap’ (EIR), which establishes a range of incentives not specifically for wind and solar, but for enabling associated machines, like energy storage, hydro, and power lines. I treated it like I treat any state climate policy: with a healthy dose of skepticism. For some time, I’ve felt state governments were being given a free pass on some climate failures so I try to be a little suspicious.
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NatureCo to tap demand for trusted carbon offsets
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 22 June, 2021
A push by corporates to avoid accusations of greenwashing by backing fully verified carbon offset projects has helped drive the launch of NatureCo, which will prioritise the development of environmental credits from projects that also deliver benefits to local communities.
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J.P. Morgan AM acquires forestry manager
Financial Standard
Tue 22 June, 2021
J.P. Morgan Asset Management has acquired a forest management and timberland investing firm in a bid to actively participate in carbon offset markets.
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Gas industry mirrors Morrison, pivots to message of energy security
Reneweconomy
Tue 22 June, 2021
Gas industry mirrors Morrison, pivots to message of energy security Belinda Noble 22 June 2021 0 Share Tweet 0 Share natural gas cooking appliance act government An odd thing happened at the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) conference in Perth last week. David Cooper, the Managing Director of Cooper Energy told a forum that some of the gas industry’s problems were due to poor communication.
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Mature New Zealand Fur-seal spotted on Blacksmiths Beach
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 22 June, 2021
There are plenty of people out there who enjoy a weekend trip to the beach, but it was a seal who decided to find out what all the fuss was about at Blacksmiths on Sunday.
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Environment minister rules huge renewable energy hub in WA ‘clearly unacceptable’
The Guardian
Mon 21 June, 2021
A massive renewable energy export development in the Pilbara has been declared “clearly unacceptable” by the federal environment minister due to its impact on threatened migratory species and internationally recognised wetlands.
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Barnaby Joyce sets up climate change policy clash after reclaiming leadership
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 21 June, 2021
Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce will demand security for regional jobs and industries in a policy clash on climate change after reclaiming the leadership in an upheaval that reshapes the Coalition.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
200 generators for VIC’s storm-affected residents
Energy Magazine
Mon 21 June, 2021
200 generators will be distributed in Victoria’s east to households that are without power, following catastrophic storms and flooding that hit the state – leaving many without power for weeks.
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NSW takes lead on EVs but falls short on meeting emissions targets
The Fifth Estate
Mon 21 June, 2021
The NSW government has taken a national lead on electric vehicles by announcing $490 million over four years to increase their prevalence on the road. However, academic modelling shows the approach falls short of what is required to hit emissions targets.
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Keeping up appearances?
ProBono Australia News
Mon 21 June, 2021
Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter reflects on the outcome of AGL’s recent law-suit against the charity and the widespread media coverage it generated.
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Mark Vaile won’t be next Newcastle university chancellor following backlash over coal links
The Guardian
Mon 21 June, 2021
The former deputy prime minister Mark Vaile won’t become the next chancellor of the University of Newcastle following a backlash over his links to a coal company.
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Singing to honeyeaters helps them thrive
Yahoo News
Mon 21 June, 2021
Playing recordings of the birdsong of Regent Honeyeaters to young Honeyeaters before they are released into the wild can significantly improve survival rates for the critically endangered species.
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Perthnow
The West Australian
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Could algal blooms in the state’s dry heart harbour a fatal disease?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 21 June, 2021
Every month, Griffith resident Tania Magoci collects urine samples from known sufferers of motor neurone disease from as far away as 200 kilometres and whisks them to Sydney seven hours’ drive away within 24 hours.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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