Issue date : Tue 18 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 58 Seconds
Number of items : 35
Major companies sign 'radical' deal to drastically reduce plastic waste by 2025
ABC News
Tue 18 May, 2021
Major supermarket chains and multinational brands are among more than 60 organisations to sign up to a long-awaited pact to reduce plastic waste across Australia and the region.
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‘World-first’ scheme could open carbon and biodiversity market to farmers
The Age
Tue 18 May, 2021
Australia’s new agricultural climate policy is set to deliver a world-first scheme within the next year where farmers can earn and trade credits for environmental gains as well as for carbon offsets, according to an architect of the scheme.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Biodiversity concerns high among Aussies
7 News
Tue 18 May, 2021
A new report has found Australia is leading a global trend showing hundreds of millions of people are concerned by biodiversity loss.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Australia and Korea can become renewable energy superpowers together
The Canberra Times
Tue 18 May, 2021
Australia and South Korea have a long history of friendship and co-operation. My country is Australia's fourth-largest trading partner, and this year we will mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations. But big changes are under way, raising the question of how we can evolve our relationship in a decarbonising world.
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Elon Musk’s tweets highlight the problems with crypto markets
The Age
Tue 18 May, 2021
When one man can move a near-trillion dollar market by as much as 20 per cent with a tweet, it ought to be a wake-up call for investors and regulators.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Newcrest sets goal for net-zero emissions
7 News
Tue 18 May, 2021
Gold miner Newcrest has set a new goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with its commitment to "responsible mining".
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Perthnow
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Meet the farmers aiming to make their farm carbon neutral
ABC Rural
Tue 18 May, 2021
In stark contrast to vocal members of the National Party, fourth-generation farmer Cindy Stevens and her husband Simon Wallwork believe agriculture must be part of the global push to make the industry carbon neutral.
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Forrests target financial forces behind toxic plastics
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 18 May, 2021
Just 20 companies are responsible for producing half of all single-use plastics thrown away around the world every year, and a new report has singled out major banks and asset managers in an attempt to reduce the environmental menace.
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Citizens, not climate, the focus of Australian media during bushfires
Architecture and Design
Tue 18 May, 2021
The Sydney Morning Herald’s front pages throughout the black summer bushfires have revealed the Australian media’s tendency to place a focus on natural disaster as a humanitarian crisis as opposed to an environmental crisis, according to a University of Queensland study.
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Crypto entrepreneurs say they’ve solved bitcoin’s biggest problem
News.com.au
Mon 17 May, 2021
As the value of bitcoin soars and concerns rise about the energy-intensive process needed to obtain it, cryptocurrency entrepreneurs in the United States believe they have found a solution in flared natural gas.
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Inquiry puts pressure on insurers over climate stance
Insurance News
Mon 17 May, 2021
Submissions to a parliamentary inquiry into the prudential regulation of investment in Australia’s resources sector and other export-led industries have turned up the heat on insurers, whose climate policies have come under criticism from the fossil fuels industry.
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More super funds make climate commitments
Financial Standard
Mon 17 May, 2021
More financial institutions have signed up to Climate League 2030, which seeks to achieve Paris-aligned emissions reductions in Australia by 2030.
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Rescue deal for Australian oil refineries saves 1250 jobs
The Age
Mon 17 May, 2021
Australia’s two remaining oil refineries will continue operating for at least another six years, saving the jobs of more than 1200 workers, after fuel suppliers Ampol and Viva Energy reached a deal with the federal government.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Coal war: insurers in firing line as climate politics heats up
Insurance News
Mon 17 May, 2021
Up until now, the Adani Group has preferred to keep a near-total silence in response to a barrage of protests from climate activists waging a relentless campaign against its Carmichael coal mine.
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Hydrogen Valley: Plan unveiled to turn Hunter into a renewables hydrogen hub
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 May, 2021
A consortium of Australian energy industry heavyweights has unveiled plans to develop a large-scale renewable hydrogen production, transportation and export hub in the New South Wales Hunter region that could give rise to the nation’s first hydrogen electrolyser “gigafactory.”
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