Issue date : Tue 27 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 18 Seconds
Number of items : 39
Morrison government on the hard road to net zero by 2050
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 27 April, 2021
Australia will have to significantly ramp up its carbon emission reductions if it wants to reach net zero emissions by 2050, according to energy experts.
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Environment ministers set priorities for waste policy
Inside Waste
Tue 27 April, 2021
A virtual meeting of National Environment Ministers has focussed on national environmental priorities including: the implementation of the National Waste Policy Action Plan; climate adaptation and resilience, bushfire recovery and resilience; and, progress on environmental regulation and reform.
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Biden pushed to implement new standard for fossil-free power by 2035
Reneweconomy
Tue 27 April, 2021
US media outlet Axios is reporting that a broad and powerful coalition of environmental groups will be ramping up pressure on US President Joe Biden to implement an effective policy mechanism to realise a rapid shift in America’s electric grid.
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Difficult decisions ahead to hit net zero goals
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 27 April, 2021
Net zero by 2050 will require rapid invention of new technologies across a wide band of human activities.
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No, Australia is not isolated over climate
The Australian
Tue 27 April, 2021
If you watch the ABC or read The Guardian you might be inclined to believe Australia is now isolated internationally. Not true but, these days the vibe often wins out over the facts.
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Green investing demand jumps 34pc in 12 months
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 27 April, 2021
Climate change is by far and away the top priority for investors with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, according to new research, but their investment advisers are less enthusiastic.
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How these 4 CMOs are helping drive the sustainability agenda
CMO
Tue 27 April, 2021
Marketing chiefs from L'Occitane, Heritage Bank, Mastercard and Bickford's Group share how they're working to propel their companies' sustainability and social conscience efforts
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Super funds fire climate warning shot
Investor Daily
Mon 26 April, 2021
The powerful Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has warned that companies are “moving too slowly” on climate and that it will vote against directors who don’t lift their game.
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Allianz partners up with global marine conservation group
Insurance Business
Tue 27 April, 2021
Insurance giant Allianz has formed a partnership with international marine conservation organisation Sea Shephard Global to support its environmental and animal protection efforts in the Mediterranean Sea.
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The ambitious (and expensive) plan to insure Australia’s flora
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 27 April, 2021
In early 2019, Neville Walsh, a botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, was sifting through clippings, seed pods and blurry botanical photos sent by mail from a plant enthusiast at Cobungra, in the Victorian high country, when he spotted a few “genuinely rare species”.
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Decade of transition to sustainable living ahead
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 27 April, 2021
While Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered his somewhat disingenuous speech to last week’s United States-led climate summit promising Australia would “always deliver” on its commitment to combating climate change, the rest of the world decided to move on.
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Net zero emissions by 2050 will be a ‘challenge’, says Taylor
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 26 April, 2021
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor says it will be a “challenge” for the global community to reach net zero emissions by 2050, but it will be technology not taxes that will help Australia try to do it.
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How does China get to net zero emissions by 2060?
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 26 April, 2021
Carbon emissions can be reduced in two ways. One is electrification of economic activities, such as industrial production, transportation and home heating. The other is switching from traditional fuels for electricity generation to alternative energy sources (such as renewable energy and nuclear energy), or adopting carbon capture and storage technologies to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuel consumption. However, these solutions all face a critical problem: clean energy is more expensive than fossil fuels and requires new infrastructure, while the increased cost is detrimental to economic growth.
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The far left’s big fuel subsidy lie
The Daily Telegraph
Mon 26 April, 2021
The Australia Institute claims fossil fuel subsidies added up to $10.3bn in the 2020-21 financial year. The claim and that figure are simply completely false.
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The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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World issues Aussies care about and the future of purpose-led businesses
Marketing
Mon 26 April, 2021
Purpose-driven marketing has emerged as a new way to share values and connect with passionate customers. Ben Peacock writes about which issues Australians most care about most and what power brands really have to make change.
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How a US carbon border tax could hurt Australian exports
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 26 April, 2021
Direct Australian exports to the United States would fall by less than a modest 1.2 per cent if the Biden administration imposed a carbon tariff – however, the indirect effects, through exports to China, could be substantially greater.
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Companies warned that ‘greenwashing’ could have legal consequences
Reneweconomy
Mon 26 April, 2021
Company directors that rush to make net zero pledges without fully examining the firm’s ability to meet the goals could be guilty of “misleading or deceptive conduct” and vulnerable to regulatory or legal penalties.
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Suncorp NZ signs ambitious emissions reduction pledge
Insurance News
Mon 26 April, 2021
Suncorp New Zealand has signed up to an ambitious pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and educate its employees, suppliers and customers about climate change to contribute to the nation being carbon neutral by 2050.
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Energy chief Richard Van Breda quits in coal row
The Australian
Mon 26 April, 2021
The head of Queenslands largest power company has quit after facing internal criticism over his comments last week that it was planning to transition from a dependence on coal to renewables.
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Alinta to build second big battery in WA grid, next to Alcoa alumina plant
Reneweconomy
Mon 26 April, 2021
Energy company Alinta is planning to build a 100MW big battery next to its Wagerup peaking gas and diesel plant, signalling the second big battery to be built in Western Australia’s main grid, and the second big battery to be built by Alinta.
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Burwood Brickworks named most sustainable shopping centre
Inside Retail
Mon 26 April, 2021
Shopping mall Burwood Brickworks has been named as the world’s most sustainable shopping centre by International Living Future Institute (ILFI), receiving the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certification.
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Melbourne Water takes home asset management award
Utility Magazine
Mon 26 April, 2021
Melbourne Water and AECOM have taken home a joint prize at the national Asset Management Council 2021 Excellence Awards for the Asset Management Social and Environmental Award category.
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Warning of ‘significant rain’ set to hit
News.com.au
Mon 26 April, 2021
Forecasters have warned “significant amounts of rainfall” could be on the horizon with downpours likely for the country’s east coast, Top End and southwest.
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