Issue date : Tue 29 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Anthony Albanese recasts Labor's climate policy to make it 'all about jobs'
The Guardian
Tue 29 October, 2019
Anthony Albanese has sought to recast Labor’s climate policy as part of a new industrial “revolution”, saying the shift to clean energy will underpin an Australian manufacturing boom that unlocks new jobs and export opportunities.
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Australia empty handed for global climate fund
ProBono Australia News
Tue 29 October, 2019
Australian aid groups have slammed the federal government’s decision to bow out of the Green Climate Fund, saying it will not only affect their ability to carry out front line work but will hurt the world’s most vulnerable people.
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The green bridge which the Gold Coast City Council refuses to rebuild
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Tue 29 October, 2019
The council is poised to oppose a push for an environment advisory committee which includes wildlife and urban planning experts to be restored to City Hall.
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The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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State government gives $1 Million to Love Food, Hate Waste
Food & Beverage
Tue 29 October, 2019
In an Australian first, communities throughout NSW, including Sydney, the Central Coast, Mid-North Coast and North Coast, will take part in a program to reduce food waste in homes and businesses.
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To tackle climate change, let's start with plastic
The Brisbane Times
Tue 29 October, 2019
Temperature increases from climate change will make Brisbane a difficult place to live within the next 30 years, with the risk of dying projected to increase significantly, according to a January 2019 study.
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Turning trash into profits
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 29 October, 2019
Although most investors would associate waste management with garbage collection, the future lies in the recycling of waste.
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The rich-listers funding politicians who back climate action
ABC News
Tue 29 October, 2019
Get out, GetUp! There's a new force working quietly behind the scenes in Australian politics, linked to big money, and headed by the scion of one of Australia's wealthiest families.
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ESG now becoming action
Money Management
Tue 29 October, 2019
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) asset mandates by the 500 largest managers rose by 23.3% in 2018, compared to their overall assets under management (AUM) which was down 3% from the previous year, according to a report.
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City of Sydney launches $60 million green energy deal
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 29 October, 2019
Following its commitment to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020, the City of Sydney has unveiled the biggest standalone renewables deal for an Australian council.
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Sydney Opera House aims to lead way on sustainability
The Australian
Tue 29 October, 2019
The Sydney Opera House already is one of the world’s most famous buildings and a busy performing arts centre that welcomes almost 11 million visitors a year – now it wants to be a global leader in ­sustainability and inspire “positive change” in other organisations.
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Biodiversity loss: the canary in the coalmine
Foreground
Tue 29 October, 2019
With 30 percent of Australia’s threatened species living in cities, there is an urgent need to plan, design and manage urban landscapes to conserve and enhance life.
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Carbon plan for residential and commercial buildings
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 29 October, 2019
Peak property industry groups have launched a sweeping plan to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment to zero by 2050, including the use of federal financial incentives to drive energy efficiency.
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Darker eggs have their purpose
Cosmos
Tue 29 October, 2019
An egg’s ability to maintain temperature within strict limits is critical to the survival of a developing bird embryo, but the role that eggshell colour plays in maintaining thermal balance has been a long-standing question.
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Most native bird species are losing their homes, even the ones you see every day
The Conversation
Tue 29 October, 2019
Across parts of Australia, vast areas of native vegetation have been cleared and replaced by our cities, farms and infrastructure. When native vegetation is removed, the habitat and resources that it provides for native wildlife are invariably lost.
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Carbon capture technology could make pollution worse, says Stanford report
Reneweconomy
Tue 29 October, 2019
There is no shortage of research questioning the credibility of carbon capture and storage as an effective tool in the fight against climate change, but a new report out of America’s Stanford University goes one step further, arguing that adding CCS to coal plants could be worse than having none at all.
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The zero-waste movement must spread to Australian homes
GoodFood
Tue 29 October, 2019
Upcycling. Closed-loop. Nose-to-tail. The zero-waste movement is one of the biggest trends in contemporary dining, as chefs discover a whole new frugality – not to mention a whole new vernacular – in the cause of securing a more-sustainable future.
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What’s good for people is good for the planet, study confirms
Cosmos
Tue 29 October, 2019
A mega sweep of pooled studies has confirmed that the health and environmental impacts of different foods are inextricably linked – and how just one extra food serving can make a difference.
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Soft power, hard weather: Japanese resilience
The Interpreter
Tue 29 October, 2019
Typhoon Hagibis was the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades. The storm’s ferocity was extraordinary, and the level of destruction immense. At least 78 people have been killed, and more than 230,000 evacuated.
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Climate change: words don't matter as much as action
Insurance News
Mon 28 October, 2019
In the quarter-century that the threat of global warming has been hanging over general insurance in Australia, the debate has become fragmented and absurdly complex.
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$73 trillion will be required to stop climate change. Here are the companies which are set to profit from the transition.
Business Insider Australia
Mon 28 October, 2019
That’s according to the latest analysis by investment bank Morgan Stanley, which found five key areas will be required: renewable energy, electric vehicles (EVs), clean hydrogen, biofuels and carbon capture and storage (CCS).
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The Australian Financial Review
Morgan Stanley says these companies will profit from climate change
Climate change resolution fails to gain IAG shareholder support
Insurance News
Mon 28 October, 2019
The majority of IAG shareholders has voted against a resolution that would have required the insurer to set and disclose targets for reducing its investment exposure to fossil fuel-linked assets.
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Vision Super calls on funds to pressure BHP
Investment Magazine
Mon 28 October, 2019
The $10 billion Vision Super fund has called on Australian institutional investors to pressure BHP to suspend its membership with industry groups whose actions they say undermine the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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Queensland Yarranlea solar farm completed, joins queue for network approval
Reneweconomy
Mon 28 October, 2019
Construction of Risen Energy’s 121MW Yarranlea solar farm west of Toowoomba, in Queensland, has been completed, putting it in the queue of large-scale renewables projects awaiting the green light to start sending power to the grid.
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Queensland dominates climate change hotspots study
Insurance News
Mon 28 October, 2019
Six of the 10 precincts in Australia most exposed to climate change-linked freakish weather events are in Queensland, according to a new study by consultancy Climate Risk.
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Net-zero-energy homes to help homeowners save
Utility Magazine
Mon 28 October, 2019
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $784,000 in funding to Mirvac to trial its ‘net-zero-energy’ housing estate in the Melbourne suburb of Altona North.
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Whales and dolphins found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for the first time
The Conversation
Mon 28 October, 2019
Scientific research doesn’t usually mean being strapped in a harness by the open paratroop doors of a Vietnam-war-era Hercules plane. But that’s the situation I found myself in several years ago, the result of which has just been published in the journal Marine Biodiversity.
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Uniqlo switching to paper bags
Inside Retail
Mon 28 October, 2019
Japanese retailer Uniqlo has jumped on the sustainability train, eliminating the use of plastic bags in its stores and switching to eco-friendly paper bags later this month.
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Precaution needed when recycling plastics into roads
Infrastructure Magazine
Mon 28 October, 2019
In a new report, Austroads has warned that using recycled plastics in asphalt and sprayed seals on roads comes with a number of safety risks and called for a governance framework to guide further research and planning.
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