Issue date : Thu 30 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Fossil fuel industry levy should pay for bushfire impact, climate action group report says
ABC News
Thu 30 July, 2020
Former emergency leaders, climate scientists, doctors and community members are calling on the Federal Government to impose a levy on the fossil fuel industry for a climate disaster fund to help pay for the impact of natural disasters.
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The Australian
Fire chiefs press Scott Morrison for action on climate change
Yahoo News
Ex-firies release climate change fire plan
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
News.com.au
‘Unequivocal link’ between extreme bushfires and climate crisis
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
News.com.au
Black Summer bushfires: Australian firefighters should change tactics
The Herald Sun
City to set climate targets, but activists want more
The Geelong Advertiser
Thu 30 July, 2020
Geelong council has called for the city to develop public targets to hold it accountable to its sustainability commitments, as activists question a lack of a clear timeline to achieve those goals
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The Advertiser
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Opinion: responsible investment prevails over virus adversity
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 30 July, 2020
There are many lessons from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which will be analysed for years to come, but there’s one that investors the world over are taking note of – that responsible investors have navigated recent tumultuous markets much more strongly than those ignoring this trend.
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The verdict from bushfire experts: there's no sidestepping climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 30 July, 2020
A week before Christmas last year, five of my fellow veteran fire and emergency chiefs and I held a press conference as fires ravaged Australia’s east coast. Appalled by the utter lack of leadership from Canberra in supporting bushfire response efforts, we took matters into our own hands.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Recovery plan shows a sustainable way out
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 30 July, 2020
Back in the simpler times of January when COVID-19 was just a small localised outbreak, Blackrock Chief Executive Larry Fink in his annual letter to clients warned climate change was the biggest risk to markets “unlike any previous risk”.
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New grid report forecasts rapid transition away from coal-fired power
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 30 July, 2020
Renewable energy will supply as much as 90 per cent of the power for Australia's main energy grid by 2035 if more than $100 billion is spent on critical transmission lines and other investments.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
AEMO’s recipe for a cheap, clean and reliable energy future
Reneweconomy
Thu 30 July, 2020
Australian energy nerds already know about AEMO’s ‘Integrated System Plan’, or ISP. It is the country’s most advanced modelling exercise examining the least-cost pathway towards a major technological upgrade of the machines that generate electricity in the National Electricity Market (NEM), released every two years. The first was in 2018, and the 2020 report has been in a public draft for some time, with its data consumed hungrily by many energy nerds, myself included (I am probably among the most greedy consumers of their public datasets).
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We’re happy with our gang
Cosmos
Wed 29 July, 2020
Mountain gorillas – like humans – sometimes find crowds exhausting, it seems.
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Self-heal like a squid
Cosmos
Thu 30 July, 2020
US and German researchers have developed a self-healing material inspired by squid ring teeth protein. Yes, you read that correctly.
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Dow to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through food packaging solutions
Food & Beverage
Thu 30 July, 2020
Marking the first carbon mitigation project in Japan under Dow’s Official Carbon Partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dow and AEON CO – the largest retailer in Asia – signed a Carbon Project Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and food loss by utilising Dow technologies in food packaging solutions and practices. The Dow-AEON Carbon Project Agreement is one of several projects executed by Dow and the IOC around the world as part of the carbon partnership program.
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Australia's Covid-19 response shows we can confront major crises. Threats to our planet should be next
The Guardian
Wed 29 July, 2020
Carl Sagan – one of my heroes and a scientist with a gift for communicating complex ideas in accessible ways – wrote back in 1994: “If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves … If we become even slightly more violent, shortsighted, ignorant, and selfish than we are now, almost certainly we will have no future.”
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My talk with Jane Goodall
The Conversation
Wed 29 July, 2020
This month marks 60 years since Dame Jane Goodall first ventured into the wilds of Gombe, Tanzania, at the tender age of 26 to study the behaviour of chimpanzees. She has devoted her life to species conservation and campaigned tirelessly for a healthier environment.
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Building back better through procurement
ProBono Australia News
Wed 29 July, 2020
The health and economic fallout from COVID-19 means the Australian government is providing economic support to the tune of $289 billion in 2019-20. While much of this spending is income support payments, governments at the federal, state and territory, and local levels will all be investing in economic recovery projects for the foreseeable future. The companies that governments select to deliver these projects will have a crucial impact on the economy – and have the potential to make a vital difference to community and environmental outcomes.
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Damian Graham unpacks First State Super’s climate aspirations
Infrastructure Magazine
Wed 29 July, 2020
The impact measurement and further emissions analysis work First State Super’s investment team is doing as part of its efforts to meet new climate change targets will result in the $120 billion fund’s broader portfolio taking on more socially responsible investing (SRI) characteristics over time, chief investment officer Damian Graham has acknowledged.
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David Jones launches one-stop-shop for sustainable brands
Inside Retail
Wed 29 July, 2020
Earlier this month, David Jones relaunched the Mindfully Made hub on its website and in seven stores across the country, showcasing dozens of sustainable fashion, beauty, home and food brands.
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Horsley Park urban farm to bolster Sydney’s shrinking food bowl
The Fifth Estate
Wed 29 July, 2020
A corridor of park land cutting through Western Sydney’s dense and busy suburbs is set to be developed into a thriving urban farm, bolstering the city’s food bowl that is at risk of disappearing.
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When is an invasive species not so?
Cosmos
Wed 29 July, 2020
Caribbean corals sprout off Texas. Pacific salmon tour the Canadian Arctic. Peruvian lowland birds nest at higher elevations.
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Industry leaders to establish new disaster research centre
Utility Magazine
Wed 29 July, 2020
CSIRO, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) and the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council will collaborate to establish a new national disaster research centre.
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'Heart's desire': Family of comedian John Clarke make conservation gift
The Age
Wed 29 July, 2020
Much-loved Melbourne satirist John Clarke died of a heart attack in April 2017 while doing what he loved best: hiking and taking photos of birds in the bush with his wife Helen and friends.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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