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Emergency, emergency. What are we waiting for?

There are way too many similarities between Califoria and Australia when it comes to fire risk. In the US, more than 12.7 million homes were built in the high-risk wild lands-urban interface in the 20 years to 2010 . In 2011, Australia had 3.3 million people in similar outer metropolitan fringe areas – by 2021, that will rise to about 4.5 million people

Nine in 10 Australians want climate action now

In another wake up call for policy makers, the Governance Institute of Australia has found that nine out of 10 Australians want to see federal government action on climate change.

5 examples of adaptive reuse, from Sydney to Shanghai

We aren’t used to seeing Shanghai and adaptive reuse in the same sentence but increasingly the city’s designers are seeking texture and richness to counter the everything-is-new gloss of the city.

The hidden value of old buildings

Demolition and re-building from scratch is neither realistic nor sustainable, while re-use can help combat climate change.

On how to win: ask these three women

If you want to know how to lead a strong campaign on climate and sustainability ask the three women who fronted the C40 Women4Climate panel at a Sydney Town Hall dinner the other night, in a room full of women either already making a huge impact or well on the way.

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The two ‘morrows of Tomorrowland

I don’t know about you, but after working in sustainability for 12 years, I have never been more hopeful nor more terrified of what the future could bring.

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City of Sydney: Waste Services Designer

he Waste Services Designer will create and implement efficient, effective and fit for purpose waste and recycling services by designing the end-to-end service experience.

Jobs news: ISCA; Arcadis; AEMO

Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia has appointed Toby Gray as head of sustainability leadership. Mr Gray has over 20 years of experience across finance, infrastructure and building, extractives, NGOs and…

NABERS: Climate Change and Sustainability

NABERS is looking for a Senior Project Officer to deliver a policy and partnerships strategy for the program, as part of its market development activities.

City of Sydney: Outreach Officer

The Outreach Officer will deliver innovative outreach education events, programs and activities that will encourage recycling, avoidance and waste minimisation behaviours and promote the City’s waste and recycling services, programs and projects in line with the City’s strategic waste objectives by directly engaging with the community.

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CEFC gets $1 billion for grid stability… gas included?

The Morrison government has sunk an extra $1 billion into a new fund for “grid reliability” to be managed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) but an energy expert has warned that the necessary legislative updates will allow the green bank to finance gas projects. 

Energy storage trends, from micro to macro

OXYGEN FILES: Powering the energy grid without coal isn’t going to happen without storage and other technologies to ensure reliable supplies at any time and in any weather. While policy…

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CSIRO seeking massive PPA provider

CSIRO is accelerating towards a zero carbon economy, announcing it’s move towards 100 per cent renewable energy for all its sites across NSW, Victoria and the ACT.

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AMP Capital flags net zero amid strong drivers

AMP Capital has become the latest premium property company to commit to a low-carbon future, with its newly released sustainability strategy committing to net zero carbon by 2030 for Scope…

Tech ventures heading to market

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Cannabis jobs at Lismore, Place Design Group expands, and biological farming company Terragen Biotech prepares to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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Emergency, emergency. What are we waiting for?

There are way too many similarities between Califoria and Australia when it comes to fire risk. In the US, more than 12.7 million homes were built in the high-risk wild lands-urban interface in the 20 years to 2010 . In 2011, Australia had 3.3 million people in similar outer metropolitan fringe areas – by 2021, that will rise to about 4.5 million people

On how to win: ask these three women

If you want to know how to lead a strong campaign on climate and sustainability ask the three women who fronted the C40 Women4Climate panel at a Sydney Town Hall dinner the other night, in a room full of women either already making a huge impact or well on the way.

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The two ‘morrows of Tomorrowland

I don’t know about you, but after working in sustainability for 12 years, I have never been more hopeful nor more terrified of what the future could bring.

If it’s not a climate crisis, then what kind of crisis is it?

A few weeks ago, I had to drive to Brisbane and, unexpectedly, drive back to Sydney just a few days later. It’s a journey I’ve been doing once or twice a year for 19 years. Over that time, I have seen dry periods and bushfires but this trip was different. 

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On how to win: ask these three women

If you want to know how to lead a strong campaign on climate and sustainability ask the three women who fronted the C40 Women4Climate panel at a Sydney Town Hall dinner the other night, in a room full of women either already making a huge impact or well on the way.

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The two ‘morrows of Tomorrowland

I don’t know about you, but after working in sustainability for 12 years, I have never been more hopeful nor more terrified of what the future could bring.

See More »

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Tomorrowland19 Dr Virginia Marshall, Angie Abdilla, Clarence Slockee and Tina Perinotto

Tomorrowland19 I, human: the highlights

The panel of Indigenous knowledge experts set the scene and energy level for the day. Dr Virginia Marshall from Australian National University confirmed what The Fifth Estate has suspected for a while – that there’s booming interest in Indigenous knowledge.

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Bren Smith: Eat Like a Fish

Many like to call themselves disruptors but Eat Like A Fish author Bren Smith is absolutely not the standard corporate disruptor-type who presents well in a suit.

2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

It can be hard to feel hopeful about the future of life on earth some days, particularly in the current political climate in most English-speaking nations.

A pathway to One Planet cities 

Our UK based correspondent David Thorpe has written what’s quickly gaining acclaim as a stunning book that offers a holistic solution to the sustainability crisis on our hands… not that we’re biased of course. Here’s our resident book reviewer Willow Aliento’s take.

Tomorrowland 2018 – the ebook

The Fifth Estate is immensely proud to bring you our latest ebook, Tomorrowland: the urban agenda, based on our Tomorrowland 2018 signature event.

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News From The Front

Emergency, emergency. What are we waiting for?

There are way too many similarities between Califoria and Australia when it comes to fire risk. In the US, more than 12.7 million homes were built in the high-risk wild lands-urban interface in the 20 years to 2010 . In 2011, Australia had 3.3 million people in similar outer metropolitan fringe areas – by 2021, that will rise to about 4.5 million people

Nine in 10 Australians want climate action now

In another wake up call for policy makers, the Governance Institute of Australia has found that nine out of 10 Australians want to see federal government action on climate change.

5 examples of adaptive reuse, from Sydney to Shanghai

We aren’t used to seeing Shanghai and adaptive reuse in the same sentence but increasingly the city’s designers are seeking texture and richness to counter the everything-is-new gloss of the city.

The hidden value of old buildings

Demolition and re-building from scratch is neither realistic nor sustainable, while re-use can help combat climate change.

Jobs and Business News

City of Sydney: Waste Services Designer

he Waste Services Designer will create and implement efficient, effective and fit for purpose waste and recycling services by designing the end-to-end service experience.

Jobs news: ISCA; Arcadis; AEMO

Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia has appointed Toby Gray as head of sustainability leadership. Mr Gray has over 20 years of experience across finance, infrastructure and building, extractives, NGOs and…

NABERS: Climate Change and Sustainability

NABERS is looking for a Senior Project Officer to deliver a policy and partnerships strategy for the program, as part of its market development activities.

City of Sydney: Outreach Officer

The Outreach Officer will deliver innovative outreach education events, programs and activities that will encourage recycling, avoidance and waste minimisation behaviours and promote the City’s waste and recycling services, programs and projects in line with the City’s strategic waste objectives by directly engaging with the community.

Read More »