Issue date : Wed 2 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Ross Garnaut to decide if super-river can deliver or idea has run dry
The Brisbane Times
Wed 2 September, 2020
A new panel headed up by economist Ross Garnaut will investigate whether it is worth investing billions of dollars of taxpayers' money to revive a decades-old water scheme.
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WAToday
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How do we join impact investing and social entrepreneurship for greater impact?
ProBono Australia News
Wed 2 September, 2020
Social finance and impact investing are clearly hot topics. The media are full of them and the global impact investing market is growing dynamically. However, it is far from clear which different nuances the terms comprise and what types of investors make up this new investment market.
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Local knowledge of Alpine region a must in fight to save horses
The Weekly Times
Wed 2 September, 2020
Local generational knowledge is a must to manage National Parks and save our Alpine brumbies, says advocate Sonia Buckley. THE mountain people of eastern Victoria remain hopeful yet realistic when it comes to the alpine brumbies issue.
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Suncorp on decision to end support for gas and oil sector
Insurance Business
Wed 2 September, 2020
Insurance giant Suncorp has decided that it will stop financing and providing insurance to the gas and oil industry by 2025, in a move that adds to the group’s ban on supporting new coal projects.
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Tommy Hilfiger reveals ambitious global plans
Ragtrader
Wed 2 September, 2020
Following the rollout of its Adaptive range to Australia, Tommy Hilfiger has announced its broader sustainability program.
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BHP to halve Queensland coal mines emissions
Australian Mining
Wed 2 September, 2020
BHP has announced a plan to reduce scope 2 emissions at its Queensland coal mines by 50 percent by 2025.
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Renewable energy can save the natural world – but if we’re not careful, it will also hurt it
The Conversation
Wed 2 September, 2020
A vast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is crucial to slowing climate change. But building solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure requires mining for materials. If not done responsibly, this may damage species and ecosystems.
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The Australian
‘Renewables mines’ risking biodiversity
Honeybee venom kills breast cancer cells
Cosmos
Wed 2 September, 2020
Venom from honeybees, but not bumblebees, has the potential to help fight breast cancer, new Australian research suggests.
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Plant-based nutrition good for people and the planet
Food & Beverage
Wed 2 September, 2020
Health experts have agreed a bigger emphasis on plant-based nutrition would improve the health of people and our planet, at a UNSW Sydney panel discussion for National Science Week.
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Give away your leftovers and make a friend
ProBono Australia News
Wed 2 September, 2020
When Helen Andrew, the founder of Spare Harvest, moved to a large property on the Sunshine Coast with her family back in 2016, she was thrilled at the number of fruit trees in the backyard.
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Business calls for govt emissions target
The Canberra Times
Tue 1 September, 2020
All companies are thinking about reducing their carbon footprint, according to the nation's top business group.
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Perthnow
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Welcome to the 'test run' of a carbon-constrained society
Sky News Australia
Tue 1 September, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has managed to achieve what climate change activists such as Greta Thunberg, Tim Flannery, and Leonardo DiCaprio all failed to do says Sky News host Chris Kenny.
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Why 2020 is our best chance to make finance a force for good
ProBono Australia News
Tue 1 September, 2020
It’s often said that “money rules the world”. Well, if COVID-19 has shown us anything it’s that the rules can change, and change quickly. For some industries, it’s been a major blow. For others, it’s helping to usher in change that is long overdue and much needed. One of those industries is finance, making the pandemic a portal to a better future, as Arundhati Roy so eloquently puts it.
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New partnership looks to make investing in nature mainstream
ProBono Australia News
Tue 1 September, 2020
An Australian-led climate change advisory and investment firm has teamed up with HSBC Global Asset Management, aiming to create the world’s largest natural capital manager that will raise funds to invest in nature.
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9 in 10 consumers prefer sustainable products
Inside Waste
Tue 1 September, 2020
A survey of 1002 Australians reveals a staggering 87 per cent of shoppers are more likely to purchase products that are ethically and sustainably produced.
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Budget supermarket ALDI commits to renewable power
ProBono Australia News
Tue 1 September, 2020
ALDI Australia says it will use renewable electricity to power 100 per cent of its local operations by the end of 2021, in a move welcomed by environmental groups.
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World-first fossil-free steel manufacturing plant completed in Sweden
Reneweconomy
Tue 1 September, 2020
The global production of zero emissions steel has taken a massive step forward, with a world leading Swedish project completing the construction of a world-first fossil-free steel pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden.
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Cheaper, cleaner, more reliable: How renewables are winning energy trifecta
Reneweconomy
Tue 1 September, 2020
Last week, the three business lobby groups that did more than most to undermine the Labor-Greens carbon price, and who hoorayed loudly when Tony Abbott put it the sword in 2013, joined up with unions and super funds and research groups to urge the same Coalition government to aim for a zero emissions target by 2050.
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British wind sets new 60% power share record
Reneweconomy
Tue 1 September, 2020
Strong winds helped Great Britain’s wind energy fleet break a new generation record last week, as wind power accounted for 59.9% of Britain’s electricity at 1:30am on August 26, according to Great Britain’s Electricity System Operator.
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Macquarie and Total to partner on world’s biggest floating wind projects in Korea
Reneweconomy
Tue 1 September, 2020
French oil and gas supermajor Total will partner with Australian banking giant Macquarie’s Green Investment Group in a 50/50 partnership to develop a portfolio of five large floating offshore wind projects in South Korea with a combined capacity of more than 2GW, the largest in the word.
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GreenPower seeks to revive interest, launches refreshed brand
Reneweconomy
Tue 1 September, 2020
Australia’s only government-backed accreditation program for renewable electricity sales, GreenPower, has unveiled new branding as it seeks to inspire renewed interest from a growing number of business looking to cut their emissions.
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West Gate Tunnel dig forces controversial landfill expansion
The Age
Tue 1 September, 2020
Massive amounts of soil being dug up to build the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel will exceed Victoria’s landfill capacity, forcing controversial landfill expansions in Melbourne's north and west.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Cleaner, greener: Council’s plan to discount “sustainable” developments
The Courier Mail
Tue 1 September, 2020
Green walls and urban planting will form part of council’s new plan to reshape Brisbane’s cityscape, with sustainability concessions worth tens of thousands of dollars offered to “luscious, green” developments.
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The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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Bushfires torch conservation gains for endangered native animals
The Age
Tue 1 September, 2020
The endangered smoky mouse is set to remain on the list of endangered native wildlife, with the Black Summer bushfires halting recent advances in the health of the native rodent's population.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Historical Sydney estate heritage-listed to help preserve koala population
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 1 September, 2020
An historical south-west Sydney estate has been heritage listed by the NSW government in an effort to further preserve the area's unique koala population following last week's announcement of a conservation reserve nearby.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Research could help crops’ combat flood risk
The Weekly Times
Tue 1 September, 2020
Scientists have unlocked a key to helping produce flood-tolerant crops to assist improving global food security. AS the impacts of climate change increase global flooding risks, new research has uncovered how crops could be made resistant to its devastating effects.
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Plastics Pact network expands with US launch
Inside Waste
Tue 1 September, 2020
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Plastics Pact network has expanded with the launch of the US Plastics Pact at Circularity20 (an online event that aims to accelerate the circular economy).
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Bureau of Meteorology forecasting La Nina this spring
The Weekly Times
Tue 1 September, 2020
A WETTER-than-average La Nina weather phenomenon this spring is becoming more and more likely, the Bureau of Meteorology said today.
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