Issue date : Tue 10 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Climate change survey shows Australians want action on emissions, but are divided on nuclear
ABC News
Tue 10 September, 2019
The majority of Australians blame increasing energy costs on "excessive profit margins" of energy companies, and 64 per cent think we should be aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050.
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Pope Francis urges Mauritius to shun 'idolatrous economic model'
Yahoo News
Tue 10 September, 2019
Pope Francis on Monday urged Mauritius, a prosperous magnet for tourists and a global tax haven, to shun an "idolatrous economic model" that excludes the youth and the poor and damages the environment.
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Talking Point: Don’t let our renewables grind to a halt
The Mercury
Tue 10 September, 2019
IF Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to see Australia’s steady shift to renewable energy come to a grinding halt, putting Angus Taylor and Matt Canavan in charge of energy and resources was a masterstroke.
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Macquarie bets on green revolution in finance
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 10 September, 2019
Macquarie Group chief executive Shemara Wikramanayake wants to put Macquarie’s $116 billion infrastructure funds at the forefront of the next wave of climate change-related investment called “climate adaptation”.
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Top 15 extreme risks cited by the Thinking Ahead Institute
Money Management
Tue 10 September, 2019
Global temperature change, global trade collapse and cyber warfare are the three biggest risks for global economic growth and asset returns, according to the Thinking Ahead Institute’s (TAI) ‘Extreme risks 2019 report and ranking’ report.
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Urban growth, heat islands, humidity, climate change: the costs multiply in tropical cities
The Conversation
Tue 10 September, 2019
Some 60% of the planet’s expected urban area by 2030 is yet to be built. This forecast highlights how rapidly the world’s people are becoming urban. Cities now occupy about 2% of the world’s land area, but are home to about 55% of the world’s people and generate more than 70% of global GDP, plus the associated greenhouse gas emissions.
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Blue Mountains’ first BAL-FZ Certified Passive House
Architecture and Design
Tue 10 September, 2019
Blue Eco Homes has launched the first Certified Passive House in the NSW Blue Mountains. A display home, it will be open to the public for Sustainable House Day on September 15, 2019.
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Second apartment development joins Nightingale family
Architecture AU
Tue 10 September, 2019
Melbourne architecture practice Six Degrees Architects has completed the second apartment building to be built under the architect-led Nightingale development model.
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What Sydney is really throwing in the rubbish
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 10 September, 2019
Waste, water security and climate change are the big environmental challenges facing Sydney as we gain an extra 1.3 million people over the next decade.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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'It will be deeply uncomfortable': Mark Butler calls for 'ruthless' review of Labor
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 September, 2019
Labor energy spokesman Mark Butler has called for a "ruthless and unsparing" review of the party's policies including a new approach on tax and climate change in the wake of its election defeat in May.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Murray-Darling water trading in spotlight
9 News
Mon 9 September, 2019
Allegations of investors hoarding millions of litres of water in the Murray-Darling Basin will face scrutiny from the competition watchdog after farmers urged the federal government to take action.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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Rob Stokes lashes Inner West Council over tree-clearing policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 September, 2019
Anger over the Inner West Council’s controversial new tree-clearing policy – which gives private landholders the right to remove the vast majority of trees in the area – has spread beyond environmental campaigners to the state Coalition government.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Do Australia’s coal generators need another subsidy?
Reneweconomy
Mon 9 September, 2019
The owners of Australia’s coal generators might have gotten a little excited over the weekend if they took a headline in Murdoch’s The Australian newspaper at its word: “Power pricing overhaul ‘should reward coal’.”
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Industry fund adds to investment team
Financial Standard
Mon 9 September, 2019
A $9 billion industry fund has hired its first ESG lead on its investment team as it ramps up efforts in the area.
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Can HR lead an eco-conscious workforce?
Human Resources Director
Mon 9 September, 2019
There are lots of different ways individuals can reduce plastic waste, but to have an even greater impact, workforce managers can get everyone working towards the same goal.
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Powershop and White Grey launch Australian-first carbon offset campaign
Mumbrella
Mon 9 September, 2019
Powershop’s new campaign ‘Power You Can Be Proud Of’ sees the energy retailer promising to carbon offset any emissions directly attributable to digital out-of-home billboards placed with Ooh Media, and radio ads purchased and produced through Southern Cross Austereo.
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Australia’s main grid hits new peak of 41 per cent wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Mon 9 September, 2019
The share of wind and solar power in the energy mix on Australia’s main grid hit a new peak on Saturday – a share of 40.9 per cent, and also reached a new record for the share of all renewables, including hydro.
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'No complacency': Australia leads GRESB sustainable property rankings
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 9 September, 2019
The Australian property industry has vowed to double down on sustainability, as companies such as Lendlease and Frasers dominate the world's leading environmental, social, and governance benchmark.
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Check Out These Tiny, Sustainable Homes ‘Cos Sometimes Dreaming Big Means Thinking Small
Pedestrian
Mon 9 September, 2019
One would hope that by now you’ve realised we need to shake up our lifestyle to be more eco-friendly, but the path to doing so isn’t always so obvious. Enter Australia’s largest sustainability expo, Eco Expo – returning to Brisbane next week and bringing with it a bunch of cool new stuff to help save the planet.
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Is it illegal to live off-grid in Australia?
Better Homes & Gardens
Mon 9 September, 2019
AS the pressures and cost of the modern, digital world increase, many Australians are moving towards a more sustainable, cost effective lifestyle but is living off the grid legal in Australia?
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Rescued fish from last summer's mass die-off set to spawn within days
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 September, 2019
Last summer's rescue effort to truck 20 giant Murray cod 700 kilometres across NSW to a fisheries centre will face its first test within the next fortnight as females start to lay eggs in their once-a-year spawning event.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Environment laws have failed to tackle the extinction emergency. Here’s the proof
The Conversation
Mon 9 September, 2019
Threatened species habitat larger than the size of Tasmania has been destroyed since Australia’s environment laws were enacted, and 93% of this habitat loss was not referred to the federal government for scrutiny, our new research shows.
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Invasive Asian crab found in SA waters
Yahoo News
Mon 9 September, 2019
South Australian fishing boats are being urged to monitor local waters after the discovery of a threatening, invasive species of crab.
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Gold Coast hinterland fire prompts question — can rainforests burn?
ABC News
Mon 9 September, 2019
Acting Queensland Premier Jackie Trad says the Gold Coast hinterland fire that swept through the area over the weekend included areas of rainforest — a highly unusual event, but one that appears to be occurring more frequently in recent times.
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Princess Diana, sustainability inspire New York Fashion Week
Yahoo News
Mon 9 September, 2019
A homage to the late Princess Diana and a collection made almost entirely of sustainable clothing were among the breathtaking shows that lit up the second full day of New York Fashion Week Sunday.
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