Issue date : Thu 1 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Climate target a must for EU trade deal
9 News
Thu 1 November, 2018
Sticking to Australia's commitments on climate change is a "prerequisite" for any free trade deal with Europe, a key trade figure says.
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Shorten promises tough emissions targets, but no cap-and-trade
The Australian
Thu 1 November, 2018
A Shorten government would legislate tough emissions ­reduction targets but drop the pledge for a cap-and-trade system taken to the last election, under reforms to be debated at Labor’s national conference next month.
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Brazil environment ministry condemns Bolsonaro plan
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 1 November, 2018
Brazil's environment ministry said Wednesday that far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's plan to merge it with the agriculture ministry is "reckless" and will undermine not only environmental protection but economic growth.
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Urgent Need to Simplify Ethical Investing
ProBono Australia News
Thu 1 November, 2018
Social impact investing is already a $23 trillion global industry, but more still needs to be done to make it easier for people to ethically invest in the future, writes Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns.
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Volvo to save Sydney Harbour in brand sustainability mission
AdNews
Thu 1 November, 2018
Volvo is backing an ocean conservation project in a bid to save the Sydney Harbor and raise the brand’s 1% market share in Australia in the competitive automotive category.
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Sydney is the most sustainable city in Australia
Architecture and Design
Thu 1 November, 2018
According to Arcadis' 2018 Sustainability Index, Sydney ranks 34th in the world for sustainability, and first in Australia.
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Cheaper renewables driving investments
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 1 November, 2018
State-based renewable energy targets and cheaper technologies are driving investment in the sector despite a lack of policy certainty from the federal government, a clean energy investment agency says.
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Coal report says Australian exports have peaked and are in 'terminal long-term decline'
The Guardian
Thu 1 November, 2018
The Australian coal export industry has peaked and entered a “terminal long-term decline”, says a new report that argues high prices have pushed global energy markets more quickly towards cheaper and cleaner alternatives.
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Solar panels and battery takes one Queensland classroom off the grid
ABC News
Thu 1 November, 2018
A Brisbane school has gone "off grid", becoming the first in Australia to rely entirely on renewables to power a classroom around the clock, according to the Australian Government.
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SBS World News Australia
Off-grid solar classroom launched in Qld
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
Tilt approves $560m wind farm in Victoria, signs up major customer
Reneweconomy
Thu 1 November, 2018
The board of listed company Tilt Renewables has given the go ahead for the $560 million Dundonnell wind farm in Victoria after the company landed a major new customer that has contracted to take half the output of the 336MW facility.
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Hyundai, Kia Motors to develop solar roof charging tech for cars
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Thu 1 November, 2018
Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors have announced plans to introduce “solar roof” charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles to help meet global regulations targets and improve vehicle fuel efficiency.
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Pursuing the possibilities of tyre-derived manufactures
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Thu 1 November, 2018
The equivalent of 56 million tyres are replaced every year in Australia, the majority of which are currently disposed of in landfill, exported for re-use, turned into fuel, illegally dumped, or lying idle in stockpiles. With an expanding population requiring ever more road vehicles, this national waste problem is set to grow. By 2024, over 63.3 million tyres will need to be disposed of. Today, only 10 per cent of end-of- life tyres are recycled locally.
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Sector Action Needed For the ‘Climate Election’
ProBono Australia News
Wed 31 October, 2018
The environmental sector needs to step up efforts to ensure serious action on climate change is part of all political parties’ federal election platform, a sector leader says.
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'Bare minimum': Greens arc up over Labor's climate policy rebuff
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 31 October, 2018
Bill Shorten has rebuffed overtures from the Greens for a new pact between the two parties on climate and energy policy ahead of next year's election.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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'Success guaranteed': Reef centre misses funding despite strong review
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 31 October, 2018
A world-renowned coral reef research centre missed out on Federal funding to groups proposing the study of the "digital child", "creative aging" and the Enlightenment.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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WMAA outline waste and resource recovery policy priorities for Victorian election
Inside Waste
Wed 31 October, 2018
Ahead of the Victorian state election in November, the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) has outlined its key waste and resource recovery policy priorities for the attention of all political parties campaigning in this year's election.
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Fossil fuel subsidies increased in 2017, says IEA
Reneweconomy
Wed 31 October, 2018
Despite seeing the value of global fossil fuel consumption subsidies almost halve between 2012 and 2016, new data published this week by the International Energy Agency shows government support for coal, gas and oil increased to more than $300 billion in 2017, a 12 per cent jump.
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Economy depends on environment, WWF warns Brazil's Bolsonaro
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 31 October, 2018
If Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro wants to make good on his promise to reboot the economy, he should stop his attacks on the environment, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
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Green shipping standards could add $1.3b in costs to Australian economy
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 31 October, 2018
The global maritime sector's embrace of a new set of climate change-driven emissions standards is going to see the Australian economy forced to absorb the biggest pass through of shipping costs in a generation.
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'New frontier': Green bank hits peak investment as renewable rush ebbs
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 31 October, 2018
The nation's green investment bank will expand more into pumped hydro and industries such as agriculture and electric vehicles as the surge in renewable energy starts to subside.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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MYTHBUSTER: ‘Investing ethically gets you worse returns’
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 31 October, 2018
With 55 per cent of all Australian assets under management now incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations, ethical investing has in fact become the new normal.
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Low ESG scores foretold trouble for investors at BP, VW, BHP, Facebook
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 31 October, 2018
Ten years ago fund managers would tell Guido Giese that using environmental, social and governance or ESG scores to screen companies was like joining Greenpeace – a good way to lose money.
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Solar a “no-brainer” for Victorian dairy co-op – batteries next
Reneweconomy
Wed 31 October, 2018
A dairy farming co-operative in eastern Victoria has installed a 61kW ground-mounted solar system, and is considering plans to add Tesla battery storage, as it seeks to cut grid power consumption and change the way it thinks about energy.
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French navy deploys albatrosses to detect illegal fishing
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 31 October, 2018
Paris: Mariners of old believed that an albatross following their ship signified good luck, but those illegally trawling the Indian Ocean now have cause to be wary of the seabirds.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Preparing for our new extremes
Pursuit
Wed 31 October, 2018
The new global norm of extreme weather-related disasters and climate change requires a new type of disaster-resilience modelling
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Trails on trial: which human uses are OK for protected areas?
The Conversation
Wed 31 October, 2018
There’s no question about it: parks and protected areas are the absolute cornerstone of our efforts to protect nature. In the long term, we can’t save wildlife and ecosystems without them.
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Waratah: 4 things you didn’t know about the iconic flower
Australian Geographic
Wed 31 October, 2018
THE WARATAH is one of Australia’s most iconic flowers, and while it comes in many different forms, Telopea speciosissima, more commonly known as the New South Wales waratah, is the most well-recognisable.
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The $280 billion crisis caused when China called time on 'foreign trash'
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 31 October, 2018
As Robert Reed examines a mountain of trash piled three storeys high, a thin white plastic bag catches his eye. He fishes it out and holds it up. "That is a problem plastic," he says gravely. "These get stuck in the machines, and there is no market for them." He gives it a little wave and lets it float back down on to the heap.
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New report reveals a $34 billion market
Ragtrader
Wed 31 October, 2018
Gumtree's 2018 Second Hand Economy Report has revealed that 89% of Australian consumers have unwanted items in their home.
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`Super coral' scientist dies in Hawaii
SBS World News Australia
Wed 31 October, 2018
Pioneering coral reef scientist Ruth Gates, who advocated helping corals adapt to warming waters, has died aged 56.
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