Issue date : Tue 8 December, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
Advocates want youth heard on climate plan
Yahoo News
Tue 8 December, 2020
Advocates want Australia's youth to have a seat at the table on the nation's climate action plan, which has been deemed as one of the least ambitious of top polluters.
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Denmark plans to end all offshore oil and gas pumping by 2050
Yahoo News
Tue 8 December, 2020
Denmark hasn’t been shy about moving to a greener future, and that now includes casting off a large part of its fossil fuel legacy. The Press Association and Greenpeace report that the Danish Parliament has voted to end all offshore oil and gas pumping in the North Sea by 2050. It’s cancelling all upcoming exploration and production permits, and expects to wind down existing operations by that 30-year mark.
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Eco-conscious car subscription platform finn.auto raises $24.2M, with White Star and Zalando founders
Yahoo News
Tue 8 December, 2020
Finn.auto — which allows people to subscribe to their car instead of owning it, and offsetting their CO₂ emissions — has raised a $24.2 million / €20 million Series A funding round. White Star Capital (which has also invested in Tier Mobility), and the Zalando co-CEOs Rubin Ritter, David Schneider and Robert Gentz, are new investors in this round. All previous investors participated.
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Gruyere JV amps up power with renewable energy
Australian Mining
Tue 8 December, 2020
Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields are installing a renewable energy hybrid microgrid to boost the throughput of their Gruyere gold project joint venture (JV) in Western Australia.
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Hydrogen power: Firms join forces in bid to lower costs
Yahoo News
Tue 8 December, 2020
The possibility of a future powered significantly by clean hydrogen has taken a small step closer. The world’s biggest “green” hydrogen developers have joined forces in what they call the Green Hydrogen Catapult.
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We found algae-farming fish that domesticate tiny shrimp to help run their farms
The Conversation
Tue 8 December, 2020
Humans are experts at domesticating other species and our world would be unrecognisable without it. There would be no cities, no supermarkets, and no pets. Domestication is a special kind of cooperative relationship, where one species provides prolonged support in exchange for a predictable resource.
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Scientists go fishing for fish DNA
Cosmos
Tue 8 December, 2020
It seems you can tell how many fish there are in the sea (or at least a part of it) from what they leave behind.
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US, China extend giant panda deal by three years
Yahoo News
Tue 8 December, 2020
Giant pandas will remain at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington for another three years under an agreement reached with Chinese wildlife officials, the zoo said on Monday.
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World's eyes fell on Aust during fires: FB
Yahoo News
Tue 8 December, 2020
The eyes of the world fell upon Australia during the unprecedented 2019-20 bushfire season, according to social media giant Facebook.
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ACT beats emissions reduction goal
Energy Magazine
Mon 7 December, 2020
The ACT has surpassed an emissions reduction milestone of 40 per cent on 1990 levels, instead reaching a 45 per cent reduction – a nation-leading achievement.
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Premier must adopt ICAC plan to clean up Murray-Darling water rights
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 December, 2020
Premier Gladys Berejiklian travelled to western NSW on Monday to show her concern for environmental damage caused by drought to the Murray-Darling Basin, but a recent report by the Independent Commission Against Corruption has highlighted serious failings in her water policies which also require urgent attention.
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‘Tis the season to think differently about sustainability
Marketing
Mon 7 December, 2020
The push towards sustainability isn’t slowing down, in fact, post-COVID it is amping up. In the lead up to Christmas, marketers need to truly understand environmental concerns and engage customers in meaningful ways accordingly, writes Kate Rourke.
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CEFC backs Adamantem’s net zero push
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 7 December, 2020
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has invested $80 million into private equity firm Adamantem Capital’s second fund as part of a push to cut emissions across Australia’s mid-market sector.
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No time to rest after climate risk test
Investment Magazine
Mon 7 December, 2020
In early November, superannuation fund Rest and 25-year-old member Mark McVeigh agreed to settle McVeigh’s case against Rest related to handling of climate change risk. McVeigh’s claims included that the trustee of Rest had breached its duty to exercise the care, skill, and diligence required of a professional superannuation fund trustee in failing to identify and manage climate related risks to the fund’s investments. He also claimed that the failure to identify and manage climate related risks was a breach of the trustee’s duty to protect the best financial interests of beneficiaries. This litigation and settled outcome is significant, not only to Australian superannuation fund trustees, but to fiduciary investors with long term investment horizons globally.
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Nestlé's carbon-neutral sustainability plan
Food Processing
Mon 7 December, 2020
Nestlé has announced it will achieve its sustainability targets ahead of schedule with a plan to focus on regenerative agriculture and moving to renewable energy.
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David Atkin implores industry to front-foot transparency demands
Investment Magazine
Mon 7 December, 2020
Having just stepped down after 12 years at the head of building and construction industry superannuation fund Cbus, former CEO David Atkin hasn’t been spending his time at the beach. A family trip to Queensland was cancelled due to Covid-19 movement restrictions, although he did have time to spend time with his wife and daughter (his two stepsons have long left home), and get back into his neglected passion for long-distance running.
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Santos signs 10-year deal with Japan’s Mitsubishi for Australian LNG
The Age
Mon 7 December, 2020
Santos, one of the country's largest gas producers, has inked a 10-year agreement with a unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation to supply liquefied natural gas from its $5 billion Barossa project north of Darwin.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The VIPs in the VPP … putting users at the centre
Ecogeneration
Mon 7 December, 2020
Only by guaranteeing battery-owners flexibility and fair value will architects of virtual power plants realise their goals, writes Mike Roberts.
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How agtech can lead Australia to a fertile future
News.com.au
Mon 7 December, 2020
Australian farmers have done it tough recently: years-long drought, bushfires, and floods. While tech can’t change the weather, it can help us manage it better.
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The Daily Telegraph
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This Sustainable Gift Shop Will Have You Feeling Like A Bloody Good Samaritan This Chrissy
Pedestrian
Mon 7 December, 2020
Christmas is nearly upon us and it’s all happening. The sleigh bells are jingling, Santa is preparing his merry sack of gifts and the elves are hard at work. As the impending shopping chaos looms, it’s time to start thinking of what we’ll be gifting our loved ones. And, in all the bustle of the festive season, it’s important we remember to be sustainable, ethical shoppers this year.
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Changes to heatwave advice amid pandemic
RACGP
Mon 7 December, 2020
GPs are being encouraged to help patients prepare and plan for extreme heat this summer – while keeping COVID safe.
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UN calls out Aussie suburb for dire heat record
News.com.au
Mon 7 December, 2020
A scorching hot day in a western Sydney suburb is being held up as one of the “extraordinary” proof points that could lead 2020 being declared one of the three hottest years on record.
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Last month the hottest November on record: EU
Yahoo News
Mon 7 December, 2020
Last month was the hottest November on record as Europe basked in its highest Autumn temperatures in history, the European Union's satellite monitoring service said Monday.
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Wettest summer for 10 years still on cards despite scorching November
News.com.au
Mon 7 December, 2020
Despite Australia sweltering through its hottest November on record, this summer is still shaping up to be wetter, and potentially cooler, than recent years due to the La Nina climate event.
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The Daily Telegraph
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