Sixty per cent lower power bills by 2060 is possible

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 […]

Actuaries blowing the whistle on climate change risk

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.

RBA warns we need urgent climate action

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 […]

Startups work on climate solutions in The Netherlands

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.

Polyamorous marriage? It’s a must for sustainable cities

We need multi-partnered relationships of trust and collaboration – equal to the very best marriages – to achieve the outperformance that will give us a sustainable built environment.

Five ways cities can step up on climate change

New leaders are emerging to meet the climate challenge. Cities and towns in Australia and across the world are taking charge of their future and moving swiftly to reduce their climate impact and secure a clean energy future for their residents.

On ambitions big, very big and indifferent

It’s exciting this week to bring you a special report that proves that sustainability and green investment is the winning track to be on.

Time to talk about saving humanity, not just the planet

Maybe it’s time to have a serious conversation on how to save humanity from the negative impacts of climate change rather than sticking with the old “save the planet” rhetoric, writes Anil Bhatta from Carbon & Clean Energy Solutions. The recent IPCC report 2018 has confirmed that human activities have already caused 1°C of global warming […]

Australia is out on a limb, warns global business leader

Australia is in danger “floating away in a direction no one else is going” on climate change, warned Dutch businessman and president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Peter Bakker.

Bill Gates on tackling 100 per cent of climate change

IN BRIEF: This week Bill Gates reminded us that electricity generation is not the only contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, electricity is responsible for only 25 per cent of all emissions each year. The other 75 per cent falls into four other major categories: agriculture (24 per cent), manufacturing (21 per cent), […]