Issue date : Thu 12 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
Aussie recycling worth $328m a year
9 News
Thu 12 September, 2019
If Australia treated recycling waste like iron ore or coal the nation could be $300 million better off each year.
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Scott Morrison won't attend UN climate summit despite being in the US
The Guardian
Thu 12 September, 2019
Scott Morrison will not attend the UN climate action summit despite him being in America to visit the Trump administration at the time – deploying the foreign minister, Marise Payne, and the Australian ambassador for the environment, Patrick Suckling, instead.
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Angus Taylor sick of ideology in renewable energy debate
SBS World News Australia
Thu 12 September, 2019
The federal energy minister wants to move past ideologies and solve industry problems, as Labor and the Greens again call for a long-term policy for investors.
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Climate response good for Australian coal
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 12 September, 2019
The future of company and coal-mining nation alike is built on the twin foundations of quality and proximity to emerging energy markets that rely on imported fuels.
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It's time we called time on the confetti bomb
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 September, 2019
If there are two things that have been the hot topics at fashion weeks globally in recent times, they are undisputedly diversity and sustainability.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Why pay thermal generators to stay online? It’s totally nuts
Reneweconomy
Thu 12 September, 2019
Oh irony, thy face is black. First we hear “coal generators over charge”. Then we hear “hang on coal generators need financial support”. Is this a cosmic joke? Or just the normal thing in politics?
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Development bank opts for climate-change investment over 'white elephants'
The Age
Thu 12 September, 2019
The Asian Development Bank has signalled it will inject more cash into high-quality projects aimed at dealing with climate change and tourism and less on infrastructure "white elephants" as it battles pressure to counter the growing influence of China across the Pacific.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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ACT seeks 250MW wind and solar, plus battery storage in new auction
Reneweconomy
Thu 12 September, 2019
The Australian Capital Territory has announced plans to hold a new auction for wind and solar power, plus battery storage, as part of plans to “future proof” its 100 per cent renewables target in the face of a growing economy and population, and a shift to electric vehicles and electric buildings.
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The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. There are a whopping 45 reasons why
The Conversation
Thu 12 September, 2019
When the managers of the Great Barrier Reef recently rated its outlook as very poor, a few well known threats dominated the headlines. But delve deeper into report and you’ll find that this global icon is threatened by a whopping 45 risks.
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‘Ocean gardening’ the answer to rising sea temperatures
Government News
Thu 12 September, 2019
Instead of building coastal defences authorities should concentrate on restoring natural ecosystems, according to a new framework for building and managing coastal infrastructure.
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Does plastic get a bad rap?
Food & Beverage
Thu 12 September, 2019
Director of sustainability is an unusual title, one that is not common within a multi-national company. But not only is that Alan Adams’ role for plastic packaging specialist Sealed Air, he is also part of the leadership group for the company’s APAC region.
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Unions on collision course with Labor on kid climate strike
The Herald Sun
Wed 11 September, 2019
Unions are on a collision course with Labor Leader Anthony Albanese over support for a controversial climate strike which encourages students to walk out of classrooms.
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The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
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Cross-party bid for climate emergency vote
The West Australian
Wed 11 September, 2019
A former Liberal luminary wants all politicians pinned down and challenged to show their hand on climate change in a push to declare Australia in a state of emergency.
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Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
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Let's talk about a carbon price: Labor MP
The Canberra Times
Wed 11 September, 2019
A senior Labor figure wants Australia to discuss the elephant in the room - a carbon price.
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Perthnow
The West Australian
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Malaysia piles pressure on Indonesia over smog-belching fires
Yahoo News
Wed 11 September, 2019
Malaysia has stepped up pressure on neighbouring Indonesia to tackle huge blazes tearing through its rainforests and smothering Southeast Asia in smog, as fires typically started to clear land for crops send diplomatic tensions soaring.
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EU sees US being swayed by its climate change 'example'
Yahoo News
Wed 11 September, 2019
Europe believes the United States will end up following its lead in fighting climate change once it sees the economic benefits that carbon-cutting can bring, EU officials said Wednesday.
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Climate change has changed our environment. Now it's impacting the economy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 September, 2019
The economic impact of climate change is becoming increasingly apparent. The focus has often been on the increased frequency of climate-related influences, their potential impacts on financial stability and the prospect of an increase in inflationary shocks.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Time for PM to insert himself into energy
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 11 September, 2019
The vacuum left by the collapse of the National Energy Guarantee just over a year ago is being filled by concerns that the eastern states' electricity grid is vulnerable to blackouts over the coming summer. Federal and state politicians, regulators and technocrats argue among themselves over what needs to be done.
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BHP escapes shareholder resolution on emissions
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 11 September, 2019
BHP has avoided a shareholder resolution on the carbon emissions of its customers, after a promise to set targets for its "Scope 3" emissions satisfied climate campaigners.
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Put members' returns ahead of activism, Samuel tells super funds
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 11 September, 2019
The prudential regulator should be wary about industry superannuation funds engaging in climate change activism and retail funds putting shareholders before members, Graeme Samuel says.
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If it's not about climate then it's off the agenda
The Australian
Wed 11 September, 2019
Three years ago, at a global shindig for bankers, you couldn’t get a word in unless it concerned a Swiss town called Basel.
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Super funds recognised in UNPRI awards
Financial Standard
Wed 11 September, 2019
A number of Australian superannuation funds have been recognised for their responsible investing efforts by the UNPRI.
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We can thrive in low carbon world: Whitehaven
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 11 September, 2019
Whitehaven Coal says the quality of its product will protect it from a shrinkage in global demand should nations agree to cut their carbon emissions to curb global warming under the Paris climate agreement.
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Climate change could sink Elizabeth Quay, parts of South Perth, government map reveals
WAToday
Wed 11 September, 2019
A map released by the state government on Wednesday morning makes dire predictions about the effect of climate change on some of Perth's waterside suburbs, forecasting Elizabeth Quay, Heirisson Island and South Perth's Mill Point would be under water from rising sea levels and flooding by early next century.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Albert Park Preschool achieves carbon neutral dream
The Fifth Estate
Wed 11 September, 2019
Melbourne’s Albert Park Preschool has become the first early childhood service to achieve carbon neutral certification from the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy.
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WA’s first timber-framed office tower approved
Architecture AU
Wed 11 September, 2019
A local council has approved an office tower in Fremantle to be constructed out of cross-laminated timber, in a first for Western Australia.
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UK cities and regions embrace zero-carbon challenge
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 September, 2019
Two new campaigns have taken big next steps in the UK to deliver zero-carbon results, with the city of Bristol in the southwest launching a search for a partner to develop the country’s first carbon neutral city, and the Humber region in the country’s north launching its campaign to deliver the UK’s first net-zero carbon cluster.
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Rain prayers in Indonesia as forests burn
The Newcastle Herald
Wed 11 September, 2019
Thousands of Indonesians are praying for rain in haze-hit towns on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo as forest fires rage at the height of the dry season, the state Antara news agency reports.
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The Canberra Times
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NSW drought leads to barney over concrete
Yahoo News
Wed 11 September, 2019
Conditions are so dry in drought-plagued northern NSW that a New England Highway upgrade project has been forced to find a new source of water for its concrete due to community outrage.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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Chicken scraps in drain, Vic company fined
Yahoo News
Wed 11 September, 2019
Raw chicken scraps found in a Geelong stormwater drain have led to a poultry processor being fined by the environmental watchdog.
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Macquarie City FOGO service diverts 111kg of waste from landfill per person
Inside Waste
Wed 11 September, 2019
In the first year of Lake Macquarie City Council’s Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) service, the council reduced the amount of waste landfilled from its domestic waste collection service by 22,380 tonnes – a 26 per cent decrease compared to the year before.
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