Issue date : Fri 20 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
States recognise energy efficiency + social housing to fuel economic recovery
Architecture and Design
Fri 20 November, 2020
A coalition of Australia’s leading property and sustainability bodies have applauded the Victorian and NSW Governments’ significant investments in harnessing the power of energy efficiency and social housing to create jobs and drive the economic recovery from COVID-19.
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Boris Johnson’s new 10-point plan for greening the UK “not up to the job”
The Fifth Estate
Fri 20 November, 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new 10-point plan for greening the UK is welcomed, but while some call it “game changing”, many argue that the £4 billion (AU$7.26 billion) attached is not nearly enough to meet the needs of the moment.
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Sustainabilty report highlights of busy CRDC year
Farm Weekly
Fri 20 November, 2020
THE COTTON Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) has highlighted the second cotton industry sustainability report as a key achievement for the 2019-20 year.
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Unilever announces $1.63 billion sales target for plant-based market
Food & Drink Business
Fri 20 November, 2020
Unilever has released its Future Foods initiative, outlining its commitments to a healthier and more sustainable global food system. The company said it was committed to halving food waste in its direct global operations from factory to shelf by 2025 – five years earlier than previously committed.
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Coles, Cleanaway divert 20k tonnes of food waste
Food & Drink Business
Fri 20 November, 2020
Coles and waste and recycling services company Cleanaway have launched an organics recovery facility in Brisbane to convert food waste into nutrient-rich compost, the first of its kind in Queensland.
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Morrison sets end of year goal to target IR and greenhouse emissions
The Age
Thu 19 November, 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed an ambitious plan to tackle industrial relations reform and ditch Australia's use of carryover credits to meet the nation's Paris Agreement commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Djab Wurrung legal case hears area surrounding trees are significant
The Age
Thu 19 November, 2020
A lawyer for Aboriginal people fighting to protect trees they see as culturally significant along the Western Highway says the Victorian government had ample evidence of the area's heritage when it continued controversial construction works to duplicate the road.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Koala policy reversed after Liberal MP votes against bill, gets sacked
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 19 November, 2020
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has dumped upper house Liberal Catherine Cusack from her role as a parliamentary secretary and announced plans to reverse changes to a key koala planning policy after the upper house MP voted against a government land bill.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Top court gives France three months to show climate efforts
Yahoo News
Thu 19 November, 2020
In a ruling hailed as "historic" by environmental activists, France's top administrative court on Thursday gave the government a three-month deadline to show it is taking action to meet its commitments on global warming.
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International Business Times
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I'm a coal miner and I can't see how Fitzgibbon represents me
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 19 November, 2020
What's going on with Joel Fitzgibbon? The federal Labor MP quit shadow cabinet last week, apparently because he believes Labor is "demonising coal workers" through pursuing a net-zero emissions policy by 2050. I have worked in the coal industry for 38 years and I have been trying to understand in what way the federal Labor MP represents my colleagues, or how he is acting in our best interests.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Why WMMR thinks NSW government is hooked on levy not recovery
Inside Waste
Thu 19 November, 2020
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet appeared to say all the right things – the budget will look beyond the present crisis to lay the foundations for a prosperous post-pandemic future?
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5 fashion designers share their best tips for making your business more sustainable
Vogue Australia
Thu 19 November, 2020
For anyone starting or nurturing a new business, sustainability needs to be a key pillar. In this current climate emergency, all businesses need to have a sustainable strategy. But where do you start? Given the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluting industries in the world (it’s the second, after the oil industry), fashion designers are well placed to give advice on how to tackle the issue. Here, we quizzed five fashion designers to get their best tips for making sure your business does not negatively impact the planet.
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Huon Aquaculture hits back at ‘defamatory’ claims of wrongdoing
The Mercury
Thu 19 November, 2020
With a community group calling for fish farms to leave the Huon, a salmon producer has hit back at the ‘unsubstantiated, baseless claims’ that they’re destroying the environment.
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NT News
The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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ARENA funds wind turbine technology in telecommunications
Energy Magazine
Thu 19 November, 2020
Diffuse Energy is set to demonstrate its innovative micro wind turbine technology’s effectiveness thanks to $341,990 in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
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$8 million trial for electric vehicle grid impacts
Utility Magazine
Thu 19 November, 2020
An $8 million trial will be led by AGL to test the impact of electric vehicle (EV) charging on the electricity grid, supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
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National tree canopy benchmarking report ranks Geelong below similar cities
The Geelong Advertiser
Thu 19 November, 2020
Geelong’s green coverage has been ranked below those of similar Australian local government areas, as the city strives to almost double its tree canopy over the next 35 years.
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NT News
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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Monash University’s latest Passive House showstopper throws out the rulebook
The Fifth Estate
Thu 19 November, 2020
The approach at Monash University’s latest Passive House building is about “embracing rather defending” the sun, allowing for a more circadian experience. “Passive House is typically about keeping the sun out. We were doing the opposite”, the architects say.
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How Amazonians are saving a 200 kg 'Terminator' of the fish world
9 News
Thu 19 November, 2020
As fish go, the arapaima is pretty extraordinary. Found in the Amazon river basin, it is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world, capable of growing three meters long and weighing 200 kilograms.
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China’s Belt and Road mega-plan may devastate the world’s oceans, or help save them
The Conversation
Thu 19 November, 2020
China’s signature foreign policy, the Belt and Road initiative, has garnered much attention and controversy. Many have voiced fears about how the huge infrastructure project might expand China’s military and political influence across the world. But the environmental damage potentially wrought by the project has received scant attention.
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Plastics an 'unfolding disaster' for US marine life
Yahoo News
Thu 19 November, 2020
A new decade-long survey of sea animals harmed by plastic rubbish in US waters has revealed data on which animals are being affected by plastic pollution.
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More waste created but recycling rates low
Yahoo News
Thu 19 November, 2020
Australia created 76 million tonnes of waste in just one year, data reveals.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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How TexBack PVC composite recycling scheme benefits from NPSIF
Inside Waste
Thu 19 November, 2020
The Vinyl Council of Australia (VCA) and its project partner Specialised Textiles Association (STA) have secured Government grant funding of nearly $350,000 to further research into the recycling of waste PVC and polyester (PES) composite textile products in Australia.
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