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Modern slavery is a deadly serious risk for built environment companies

Modern slavery is an issue that’s been gaining visibility over the last few years in Australia following the work by many countries, including the UK, which introduced a modern slavery act in 2015 that started a radical change throughout organisations’ supply chains.

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Government lauds “effective” climate policies as emissions head up

The federal government’s just-released Review of Climate Change Policies asserts that Australia is “on track” to meet its Paris Agreement target, despite the simultaneous release of data showing Australia’s emissions grew by 0.7 per cent over the last financial year.

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Schools taking the lead on climate action

Fifteen schools in Perth are currently finishing up a two-year Low Carbon Schools pilot program, demonstrating how easy it is to take action on climate change, given the right tools and support.

Ross Harding and why Off the Grid festival works

According to Ross Harding, engineer, extreme-sustainability consultant and funky-gig organiser, if you’re going to have a solar-powered off-grid music and talk-fest it better be on the summer solstice on 22 December.

Climate risk disclosure comes of age

Companies’ disclosure of business risks from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as pressure from investors gathers pace.

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Push for Melbourne’s metro stations to go biophilic

Could Melbourne’s new underground metro stations become leading examples of biophilic design principles in action? A research team from Deakin University and Ecopolis has given the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority every reason to try.