Issue date : Fri 8 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Ministers meet on national extinction plan
9 News
Fri 8 November, 2019
Environment ministers are being urged to endorse a national plan to address growing extinction rates among native Australian species.
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Scott Morrison's waste export ban doomed to fail, environment ministers warned
The Guardian
Fri 8 November, 2019
Environment ministers have been told Scott Morrison’s promise to introduce a waste export ban is doomed to fail unless they change tack and back it with hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and a requirement that public agencies use recycled material.
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France puts climate at heart of any FTA with Europe
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 8 November, 2019
France's Foreign Minister warned the Morrison government that a planned free trade deal between Australia and the European Union must incorporate "highly ambitious" action on climate change.
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Emperor Penguins could march to extinction if nations fail to halt climate change
The Conversation
Fri 8 November, 2019
The concept of a canary in a coal mine – a sensitive species that provides an alert to danger – originated with British miners, who carried actual canaries underground through the mid-1980s to detect the presence of deadly carbon monoxide gas. Today another bird, the Emperor Penguin, is providing a similar warning about the planetary effects of burning fossil fuels.
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Remote Indigenous Australia’s ecological economies give us something to build on
The Conversation
Fri 8 November, 2019
Land titling in Australia has undergone a revolutionary shift over the past four decades. The return of diverse forms of title to Indigenous Australians has produced some semblance of land justice. About half the continent is now held under some form of Indigenous title.
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Scrapping over puddles: the desperate battle for water in NSW's towns
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 November, 2019
They are talking about an evacuation in Armidale – some locals, in their bleak moments. The prospect of a dry dam in that fertile country loomed so suddenly, complacency switched to panic. In Bathurst, vegetable growers have reluctantly agreed to give up 80 per cent of their income by sacrificing their water rights to the needs of the town. The citizens of Tamworth, dwelling under a cloud of dust blown in from the paddocks, have been told they can only wash their car windscreens and windows for safety purposes.
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The Age
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Drought to become more frequent and severe due to climate change – government report
The Guardian
Thu 7 November, 2019
Drought is not a natural disaster and must be accepted as an enduring feature of the Australian landscape which climate change is only going to make worse, the drought coordinator has reported, warning the nation may see some areas become “more marginal and unproductive” as a result.
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Councils make pledge on procuring recyclables
Government News
Thu 7 November, 2019
A coalition of Southern Sydney councils has made a commitment to prioritise recyclables in procurement and to use their collective purchasing power to procure recycled materials from regional areas.
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'This is our nuclear moment': NZ passes climate change law
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 November, 2019
Wellington: New Zealand has reached agreement on climate change policy, passing the Zero Carbon Bill in Parliament.
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Loud environmental protests are a great Australian tradition
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 November, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s threat to outlaw certain forms of protest by environmentalists against coal and gas mining companies might be good short-term politics but it would be a dangerous move for Australian democracy.
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This is D-Day for the nation's recycling crisis
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 November, 2019
Since China and an increasing number of Asian countries have rejected our kerbside recycling because of contamination, resulting in a waste crisis, Australians have been asking about the future of their weekly efforts to sort waste into the yellow bin. Why should they bother?
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BHP asks for praise, as key institutions demand it quit coal lobby groups
Reneweconomy
Thu 7 November, 2019
BHP chairman Ken MacKenzie has told shareholders that they “should be applauding the company” for its commitment to acting on climate change, as nearly one-third of company shareholders voted in support of a resolution calling for the company to suspend its membership of pro-coal lobby groups.
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The Australian Financial Review
BHP says green groups 'should applaud' its climate push
The Age
BHP says coal lobby links can foster change as investor rebellion builds
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
AMP Capital flags net zero amid strong drivers
The Fifth Estate
Thu 7 November, 2019
AMP Capital has become the latest premium property company to commit to a low-carbon future, with its newly released sustainability strategy committing to net zero carbon by 2030 for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions across its $28 billion of assets world-wide.
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Food giants collaborate to develop forest monitoring system
Food Processing
Thu 7 November, 2019
A number of global palm oil producers and buyers are collaborating to support and fund the development of a publicly available radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD). The collaboration will include 10 major palm oil producers and buyers, including Bunge, Cargill, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), Mondelēz International, Musim Mas, Nestlé, Pepsico, Sime Darby Plantation, Unilever and Wilmar.
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CFOs will drive green, responsible future
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 7 November, 2019
Chief financial officers are set to take a central role in ensuring that companies meet their environmental and social responsibilities, as technology disrupts old accounting practices and investor demand for good governance grows.
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Risky business: Helping boardrooms navigate climate change risk
Lens
Thu 7 November, 2019
In May, about 20 senior executives from some of Australia’s biggest companies sat down in the Melbourne CBD to learn how climate change might affect their business, how businesses in other countries were responding, and how they might follow suit.
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Climate change – what are the key points for insurance brokers?
Insurance Business
Thu 7 November, 2019
You can’t keep climate change out of the headlines these days. From Extinction Rebellion’s protests to Greta Thunberg becoming a household name, it seems an issue that has been a talking point for more than 30 years has suddenly hit fever pitch. Now the question is, what should the insurance industry be doing about it?
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7 tools to help developers reduce life-cycle carbon emissions
The Fifth Estate
Thu 7 November, 2019
More and more developers want to cut down the life cycle and embodied carbon of their projects – the greenhouse gas emissions caused by producing and delivering materials and construction at the site, and by their in-use and end-of-life phases.
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Is your building ready to take the summer heat? Here’s your guide
The Fifth Estate
Thu 7 November, 2019
SPECIAL REPORT: With summer just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about what the warmer weather means for our buildings. There’s load shifting and peak demand management to master, and for tenants, dressing appropriately is key. Industry leaders are even providing cool rooms to concentrate and warmer ones for creative meetings.
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Despite outrage over fires, Brazil allows sugar cane farming in Amazon
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 November, 2019
Sao Paulo: Brazil has faced international outrage over fires in the Amazon. Rather than shrinking from the scrutiny, President Jair Bolsonaro decided to make yet another controversial move by allowing for the expansion of sugar farming in the planet's biggest rainforest.
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Forgot your keep cup? This reusable coffee cup scheme could help
Triple J Hack
Thu 7 November, 2019
As the War on Waste highlighted, coffee cups are a massive contributor to landfill in Australia. In fact, we throw away an estimated 2.7 million disposable cups every single day. While a lot of us are trying to do the right thing by buying reusable cups, we don't always remember to keep them with us.
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Bushfire threat eases across NSW ahead of worsening conditions
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 November, 2019
Firefighters will continue to battle out-of-control bushfires in the northern part of NSW as conditions worsen throughout Friday.
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