Issue date : Wed 5 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
New climate service to help Australia bounce back from natural disasters
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 5 May, 2021
A national disaster recovery agency designed to prepare Australians to deal with floods, droughts, fire and cyclones will get advice from a new Australian Climate Service, which will anticipate risks from climate change.
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Federal government to create new natural disaster agency after bushfire royal commission recommendation
The New Daily
News.com.au
National agency set up to respond to natural disasters
NT News
Perthnow
The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
7 News
New agency to manage natural disasters
SBS World News Australia
Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
Push to turn off gas to help reach state’s climate goal
The Age
Wed 5 May, 2021
Gas appliances including heaters, hot water services and cooktops would be phased out under a proposed moratorium on new gas connections to Victorian households to help the state achieve its 2030 target to cut carbon emissions by up to 50 per cent.
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Hydrogen will be cover for a new life for fossil fuels
Reneweconomy
Wed 5 May, 2021
The state of New South Wales is currently sitting alongside Victoria as the two states of the ‘big four’ that are actually reducing emissions in a clear, sustained and absolute sense. Though both lean heavily on the land use sector for these falling numbers, a growing role of renewable energy and a notable drop in mining activity (which produces emissions domestically) have played at least some role in both.
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Climate change will be disastrous even after latest world pledges, report finds
Yahoo News
Wed 5 May, 2021
The recent pledges made by world governments to limit carbon emissions will not be sufficient to meet the goal of keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new report concluded. Instead, those nonbinding commitments will result in a rise in the average global temperature to a potentially catastrophic 2.4 degrees Celsius.
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French parliament votes to ban airport expansions and short flights
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 5 May, 2021
Paris: France’s National Assembly on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging climate change bill that will prevent airport expansions, ban open-air terrace heaters and reduce packaging waste.
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US Climate Envoy Kerry Says Islands Face 'Beyond Existential' Threat
International Business Times
Wed 5 May, 2021
US climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday island nations faced a situation "beyond existential" due to climate change, as he called for an end to fossil fuel subsidies and coal plant financing.
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Andrew Constance shows much needed leadership on electric vehicles
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 5 May, 2021
State governments around the country are charging ahead with environmentally-friendly commitments, especially on climate change, because successive federal governments have left it contested space for so long. NSW and other states, for instance, have adopted the target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 while the Morrison government hesitates.
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Push back on activist investors
The Australian
Wed 5 May, 2021
A pushback by government and business against a small number of investment adviser groups that have a big influence over decision-making by lenders and superannuation and institutional investment funds is long overdue. With billions of dollars of investment at stake, as well as the savings of millions of Australians, it is reasonable to ask who is making the decisions.
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Nothing Green Ever Works and also wastes your time
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 5 May, 2021
A significant number of electric vehicle owners are ditching their expensive plug buggies and returning to proper, easily-refuelled internal combustion cars.
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Sealed Air targets net-zero carbon emissions by 2040
Food & Beverage
Wed 5 May, 2021
The announcement follows the company’s successful execution of its sustainability strategy and performance against its 2020 goal to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations by 25 per cent. The company far exceeded its 2020 goal by achieving more than a 44 per cent reduction.
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Willis Towers Watson launches climate accreditation scheme
Insurance Business
Wed 5 May, 2021
Willis Towers Watson has launched Climate Transition Pathways (CTP), an accreditation framework that guides insurers and other financial firms in sustainable investing.
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New Chia cryptocurrency promises to be greener than Bitcoin, but may drive up hard drive prices
The Conversation
Wed 5 May, 2021
It has been a big year for cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is worth six times what it was 12 months ago, and the joke currency Dogecoin has seen a hundredfold increase in price. A boom in “non-fungible tokens”, or NFTs – tradable tokens based on the same technology as cryptocurrency – is transforming the art market.
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The impact network explained
ProBono Australia News
Wed 5 May, 2021
In the past few years, B Corporations, social enterprises and shared value have emerged as key players in the impact economy. But what exactly are they, and how can your organisation engage with them to create positive social and environmental impact? We take a look.
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Kiwis don’t like noisy neighbours
Cosmos
Wed 5 May, 2021
The noises people make when visiting kiwis in captivity – such as talking or mobile phones ringing – can upset the cherished New Zealand birds, according to a new study.
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Eight lions in Indian zoo get coronavirus
The West Australian
Wed 5 May, 2021
Eight Asiatic lions at an Indian zoo have contracted the coronavirus, the government says, adding that there was no evidence that animals could transmit the disease to humans.
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These 3 tips will help you create a thriving pollinator-friendly garden this winter
The Conversation
Wed 5 May, 2021
The busy buzz of pollinating bees is a sound most of us associate with summer. If you live in temperate regions of Australia, you may start to notice fewer insects as the weather gets colder. Across most of the continent, however, some flower-visiting insects are active all year round – and some are more common in cooler months.
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VIC releases game-changing Climate Change Strategy
Utility Magazine
Tue 4 May, 2021
The Victorian Government has announced a new Climate Change Strategy and interim targets to secure Victoria’s position as a leader in tackling climate change.
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French parliament to vote new climate law criticised by green groups
Yahoo News
Tue 4 May, 2021
The French parliament is set to vote through a new climate change law on Tuesday intended by President Emmanuel Macron to reinforce his green credentials one year ahead of national elections.
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Victoria has every reason to aim higher in tackling climate change
The Age
Tue 4 May, 2021
When you read them on a page, the gap between the numbers 1.5 and two can seem insignificant. But when we are talking about degrees of global warming above pre-industrial levels, the difference in consequences is stark: a far larger proportion of the Earth’s population exposed to severe heat annually, far greater rates of species loss and a far more severe impact on crop yields.
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Australia to launch a carbon exchange
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 May, 2021
Australia is set to overhaul its carbon market by launching an online exchange where brokers, companies and individuals can buy and sell emissions offsets on a platform owned by the Clean Energy Regulator.
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EnergyAustralia commits to carbon-neutral gas plant
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 May, 2021
EnergyAustralia’s decision to build a gas-powered plant in NSW’s Illawarra region has sharpened the focus on the federal government’s proposal to build a separate gas plant in the Hunter Valley, which could render Andrew Forrest’s planned Port Kembla generation venture unviable.
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An intrepid new plan to decarbonise travel
ProBono Australia News
Tue 4 May, 2021
In a move that demonstrates its B Corp values, and in an industry not necessarily known for its sustainability, Intrepid Travel has begun the process of decarbonising the entirety of its business — starting with its trips.
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Reformation Just Relaunched It's Eco-Conscious Shoe Line With Ambitious New Sustainability Goals
ELLE Australia
Tue 4 May, 2021
Shoes are one of the most environmentally disastrous parts of our wardrobes. Their problematic status is prevalent in every part of their lifespan: from the often untraceable leathers and large amounts of plastic and glue used in their construction, to the nature of that construction makes them incredibly difficult to break down or recycle—troubling when it's reported that 90% of shoes end up in landfill.
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