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
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.
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.
Think we’re running out of time to save the world from catastrophic warming? Well, it seems much of the corporate world might have given up on the tight timeline needed to meet the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels.
In the No 1 Motown hit song War, Edwin Starr asserts that war is good for “absolutely nothing”. So too could this be said of climate change. Yet, while the evidence has been widely published and publicised, it is only recently that the frustration with the lack of international political commitment to reducing greenhouse gas […]
News from the front desk 454: What’s an activist? An activist might be a young schoolkid, sure. And because of this the climate “strike” attracted the ire of political leaders, strangely irked by the power of these children to make the world pay attention. One child in particular, Greta Thunberg, at just 16 years of […]
OPINION: Who says public pressure doesn’t work? To date, 57 companies have pulled out of business dealings with the Adani Carmichael coal mine project.
Brief: Sustainable packaging company Sendle and ethical marketing firm Republic of Everyone have teamed up in a cheeky campaign challenging Australia Post to go carbon neutral.
It’s an indictment of Australian politics that some politicians are in a thundering state of outrage over plans for businesses and students to attend #ClimateStrike events tomorrow.
Almost three quarters of Queenslanders agree coal-fired power stations should be phased out either as soon as possible or gradually, according to the Australia Institute’s 2019 Climate of the Nation report.
When the cost of climate change adaptation is one-tenth the cost of no action in coastal cities, the case for doubling down on resiliency measures is clear. But according to a new report the world is way behind on climate change adaptation.
A program launched in May, hosted by the City of Sydney, has paired 20 emerging climate leaders with 20 established climate leaders in the country’s first iteration of the Women4Climate
In the future, you might search for housing property online and find climate resilience ratings alongside distances to schools and other factors that influence home buying decisions.
The quality of Australian buildings is vital in protecting our population from the rapidly-escalating health impacts of the climate emergency, according to a new report by the Global Health Alliance Australia.
With only 11 years left to deliver the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda, far more needs to be done and local governments and citizens must become more involved in sustainable development.
Brief: The Australian Defence Force is worried about climate refugees and climate change related conflict according to briefing notes from last year obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information. The military predicts it also may have to increase patrols in the northern seas to deal with sea-level rise migration in the Indo-Pacific. Former Defence […]
Something strange is happening in the UK: Suddenly, almost everyone is talking about the climate change emergency.
Brief: A “slow decline” by 2060 is what will happen in Australia under new CSIRO modelling showing what will happen to the country if economic, social and environmental challenges are ignored. The Australian National Outlook compares this scenario to one in which these challenges are tackled head on. This scenario results in power bills potentially […]
Greta Thunberg and the Climate Extinction protestors are having an impact with governments and local governments declaring we have a climate emergency.
“With risks to the world economy rising, there’s precious little appetite to discuss how the Paris objectives might drive short-term financial stability risks. That’s a problem if we want to achieve them.”
Australia is not headed in the right direction to curb its greenhouse gas emissions. Is there anything companies can do themselves to turn this juggernaut around?
New Zealand’s carbon emissions are continuing to rise according to the new Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released this month.
Green Cross Australia is using hypothetical scenarios to explore the problems homeowners and stakeholders face when affected by changes to sea-level rise and flooding caused by climate change.
Opinion: The related extinction and climate crises that are threatening the survival of life on earth can only be solved by reducing our ecological footprint – systematically curbing impacts and repairing nature to a level that sustains us within the planet’s means.
Tens of thousands of students plus some adult supporters (The Fifth Estate included) turned out on Friday, a school day, to protest inaction on climate change.
Just two days after the Reserve Bank of Australia declares the climate emergency is an economic emergency, this propaganda mouthpiece runs a piece of vitriol against children fighting for their future in global protests and school strikes on Friday.
Actuaries are the serious number crunchers who measure risk and that insurers rely on to keep ahead of the curve. They’re saying climate change is now a serious risk on property.
The Reserve Bank of Australia Guy Debelle on Tuesday launched an urgent call to action on climate change. On the eve of two elections, as the entire country seems to be falling into agreement on climate, the RBA has weighed in with the powerful argument that climate change threatens economic stability. Here is the full […]
Big firms the world over are being targeted by a clutch of recent reports urging them to wake up and change their approaches to tackle the planetary emergency.
An Australian startup that collects data from green spaces to see how urban environments react to climate impacts has been selected for the Arcadis accelerator program in the Netherlands.