First celebrity couple Beyoncé and Jay Z showed their support for veganism, promising a lifetime supply of free tickets to fans who adopted a plant-based lifestyle.
Ten years ago, on February 7, 2009, I sat down in my apartment in central Melbourne to write a job application. All of the blinds were down, and the windows tightly closed. Outside it was 47?. We had no air conditioning. The heat seeped through the walls.
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.
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.
If there is one thing you need to read as COP 24 daily calls out the fierce urgency for climate action, it’s this manifesto for the planet.
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.
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 […]
OXYGEN FILES: Researchers are flagging Bitcoin as a possible threat to the two degree warming target, in part due to its energy-intensive data mining process.
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.
The Oxygen Files gives life to stories from around the web on sustainability and the environment you may have missed during the week.
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), […]
Businesses, local government and retail investors are stepping up to the challenge with a range of programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their own accord.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published a vital wake-up call to the world to take the urgent action to limit global warming to 1.5°C
We can’t stop global warming entirely but we can still try to make it safer, the IPCC says, as more than 480 global companies, with a combined market capitalisation of nearly $14 trillion agree.
There’s a counter force to climate denialism in the US and Australia that’s arguably bigger and more powerful and is on a growth curve. In California last month it showed its muscle.
A new report, Heroes building Australia’s low carbon economy by 350.org Australia celebrates the people and organisations building a clean future for Australia.
Twenty seven cities, including Melbourne and Sydney, have reached peak greenhouse gas emissions according to the C40 Cities website last week. So how come their emissions are still rising?
Over the past three months, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced unprecedented heatwaves, crashing through previous temperature records.
The Queensland government has just released the latest in a series of sectoral climate change adaptation plans, this time covering the health and wellbeing sectors.
Google looks like it’s throwing its weight behind climate change and environmental issues.
Anecdotal evidence is stacking up to suggest that people are migrating to places they think will offer some refuge from climate change, such as Hobart. And it may no longer be only disgruntled climate change scientists, frustrated that their doomsday forecasts are being ignored.
Penrith in Western Sydney is feeling the heat of climate change and the urban heat island effect. But Penrith City Council is already reducing climate change impacts and driving down the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.
As extreme heat comes our way and threatens to impact on our buildings, it’s time to acknowledge that the quality Australian buildings is not on a par with other parts of the world.
A much-anticipated Senate Inquiry into climate change’s impact on housing, buildings and infrastructure has seen the three major political parties unable to agree on a single recommendation.
IN BRIEF : REST super fund is facing legal action from a 23-year old Queenslander for not providing any information on how it would mitigate climate change. Super funds are legally required to disclose information for members to make decisions about their investments. However, its unknown if these laws cover strategies to deal with climate […]
Relief from the blistering summer heat has been flagged as a top priority in a new plan aimed at shoring up Sydney’s resilience to a range of threats such as climate change, congestion and housing affordability.
The search for climate-change hacks is ramping up across the world as the window to reduce greenhouse gas emissions narrows, with scientists in China experimenting with new ways of blocking out the sun.
BATHURST BURR: At Picton, near the NSW coast at the prize-winning Country Valley Dairy, about 350 kilometres to the east of Jemalong and 60 km west from Sydney, fifth-generation farmer John Fairley has not had good rain since July 2017.
Climate risks are risks to businesses and therefore need to be on the radar for boards of directors, David Singleton argues.
The ACT government has cemented its leadership position, announcing it is bringing forward its net zero emissions target from 2050 to 2045. It this month also proposed draft amendments to its Territory Plan to allow for a trial of gas-free suburbs.