Issue date : Wed 2 June, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Tasmanian tourism master plan for state's wilderness areas released
ABC News
Wed 2 June, 2021
The Tasmanian Government says it wants Aboriginal people to be more involved in decisions and business opportunities when it comes to the state's Wilderness World Heritage Area, but the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre is sceptical about whether the wider Aboriginal community will get a say.
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Mathias Cormann calls for ‘ambitious’ plan to reach net-zero emissions
The Age
Wed 2 June, 2021
Former finance minister Mathias Cormann has called on the world’s richest nations to develop an “ambitious and effective” plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in his first speech as head of the OECD.
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Joe Biden to halt oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 2 June, 2021
Washington: The Biden administration is suspending oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as it reviews environmental impacts of drilling in the remote region that has been the focus of a political fight for decades, say two people who have been briefed on the administration’s plan.
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NAB chief ‘taking into account’ landmark climate report in oil and gas policy
The Age
Wed 2 June, 2021
National Australia Bank chief executive Ross McEwan has pledged to consider the findings of the International Energy Agency’s landmark climate report in the bank’s yet-to-be-released policy on oil and gas, after lobbying from environmental activists.
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Callide’s future is a test of climate ambition and urgency for Queensland
Reneweconomy
Wed 2 June, 2021
Though the root cause of the catastrophic failure of a turbine at the Callide C coal plant in Queensland is yet to be determined, there is one unambiguous certainty: it’s already drawn focus on one of the biggest issues in Australian energy and climate policy, and one of the most strangely underdiscussed.
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Woodside sponsored a building that ditched gas due to climate impacts
Reneweconomy
Wed 2 June, 2021
More so than the coal and oil industries, gas really works hard on its branding and marketing. There’s an obvious reason for this: it’s a consumer product as well as a power system and industrial fuel. It heats air and water inside homes, particularly in Australia’s southern states, and it fuels cooking and barbeques in many homes.
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Scientists propose urgent $824m mission to document Australia’s undiscovered plants and animals
The Guardian
Wed 2 June, 2021
Australia needs to embark on an urgent mission to formally document more than half a million undiscovered plants and animals before they are lost to science and the planet.
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Turning the tables on reef recovery
Cosmos
Wed 2 June, 2021
Table corals are big, flat reef engineers that can regenerate coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef faster than any other coral type – but they need extra attention to remain alive, according to a study published in Conservation Letters.
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Bassike presents carbon neutral shows at AAFW
Ragtrader
Wed 2 June, 2021
Bassike has firmed its commitment to the environment with the presentation of two carbon neutral runway shows at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW).
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The Body Shop is going 100 per cent vegan
Inside Retail
Wed 2 June, 2021
The Body Shop is going vegan – committing to be 100 per cent Vegan Certified by the end of 2023 and rolling out a refill scheme to further tackle plastic waste.
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Labor in new dispute over whether to back gas
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 1 June, 2021
Labor MPs have split over a federal plan to open up new gas reserves in a new sign of disunity on climate change and whether Australia should phase out fossil fuel.
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‘Wolf pack’ attack win opens the door for more turmoil
The Age
Tue 1 June, 2021
The success of the activist shareholder assault on the Exxon board last week, along with a court ruling ordering Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions faster than planned and a majority of Chevron shareholders voting for a reduction in its “scope three” emissions have been depicted as victories for climate activists.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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New report finds that consumers are cynical about brands
Marketing
Tue 1 June, 2021
In its 12th year the Meaningful Brands report has analysed how consumers view brands and what they are seeking in brand experiences. While the report indicates that consumers are cynical of brands, it also shows that they expect brands to take meaningful action in regards to sustainability, with 73 percent saying brands must act now for the good of society and the planet.
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ASIC targets fossil fuel companies over climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 1 June, 2021
A $700 million oil and gas exploration group chaired by Future Fund guardian John Poynton and National COVID-19 Commission boss Nev Power was one of five fossil fuel firms warned by the corporate regulator they risked breaking the law because of non-disclosure of climate change risks.
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Investor to focus on US because Australia “not conducive” to growing big solar
Reneweconomy
Tue 1 June, 2021
An Australian-based investor in large scale solar farms has delivered a withering critique of Australia’s renewable energy policy and regulatory environment, and says it is looking forward to focusing on the US, where president Joe Biden is seeking to fast-track the energy transition.
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Warning to seek advice on carbon credits
Farmonline
Tue 1 June, 2021
DAIRY farmers have been advised to seek independent financial advice when considering regenerative and other farming systems proposing an alternative income stream from carbon credits.
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Investors move to thematic funds
Financial Standard
Tue 1 June, 2021
Assets in thematic funds in Australia have grown exponentially in the last year after showing stellar results through the pandemic but performance over the long term is lacklustre, new research shows.
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Big super funds push back push back on corporate activism
The Australian
Tue 1 June, 2021
The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors whose members include super fund giants AustralianSuper, Cbus and Hostplus has pushed back against Josh Frydenbergs crackdown on corporate activism.
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Former PM Turnbull backs 5B’s modular solar expansion
Reneweconomy
Tue 1 June, 2021
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has put his money where his renewable energy mouth is, investing in innovative Australian technology solar business 5B as part of an over-subscribed pre-series B funding round.
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Tree chop underestimated by 80 per cent on North East Link
The Age
Tue 1 June, 2021
Builders of the $16 billion North East Link project have underestimated the scale of tree loss by as much as 80 per cent, a secret government-commissioned audit of the toll road reveals.
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WAToday
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Last resort: the seeds kept safe in a South Korean mountain
News.com.au
Tue 1 June, 2021
Hidden in a South Korean mountain tunnel designed to withstand a nuclear blast, the seeds of nearly 5,000 wild plant species are stored for safekeeping against climate change, natural disaster and war.
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The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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‘It’s time to look at what we can do better, and how.’
Australian Journal of Pharmacy
Tue 1 June, 2021
A team of pharmacists and pharmacy students from Monash University and the United States have collaborated to highlight the role of pharmacists in reducing healthcare-associated waste, greenhouse emissions and other environmental impacts.
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Climate change behind global heat deaths
7 News
Tue 1 June, 2021
More than a third of the world's annual heat deaths are due directly to global warming, according to the latest study to calculate the human cost of climate change.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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