As we start to engage seriously with the carbon battle, there’s another front looming – the urgent need to deal with nature and the loss of biodiversity. Will industry lead the charge as they have in Australia with carbon?
Prince Charles is backing a new “natural capital” asset class to fast track protection for nature based industries such as fishing agriculture and forestry. In Australia, Martijn Wilder, former chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, is adding his weight to the move.
Around the world the impetus is growing for post Covid economic recovery strategies to focus on projects that reduce carbon emissions.
The collective power of investors has the potential to fast track the process.
News from the front desk, issue 492: Here at The Fifth Estate our heads are spinning after what was an action packed five hours at our Flick the Switch event yesterday about the transition to all electric, net zero buildings and cities. The subject matter certainly struck a chord – we had record numbers in […]
It’s the biggest, most exciting and critically important challenge we face in the built environment. How to Flick the Switch to a Net Zero future and all electric buildings and cities.
Our latest event and ebook started with the notion that we need to understand how to create a net zero future and all-electric buildings and cities. It was time to Flick the Switch! What we wanted to understand exactly what governments around the country were up to in terms of reaching their Net Zero targets. […]
The jobs market continues to rebound, with many employers likely to be feeling relieved by the news that JobKeeper will be extended (albeit at a more targeted, lower rate) for six months. But Victoria is already feeling the effects of the second lockdown, with job add volumes slowing compared to the other states and territories. […]
News from the front desk 490: Well that’s hit a nice exciting kind of nerve.
Resilience was on big display at the GBCA’s Transform this week.
Law firm Baker McKenzie has appointed Meredith Gibbs as special counsel to its to environment and climate change practice, amidst strong growth.
Media reports were effusive last week in welcoming the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s new chair, investment banker and former ABC director Steven Skala, who will replace Jillian Broadbent at the conclusion of her five-year term. The appointment, made by the Turnbull government, was seen as a big relief by the renewable energy industry after the […]
Australia’s magnificent renewable energy agency, ARENA, faces extinction but a number of people who are about to kill it off desperately want it to survive.
Victoria says it will “lead the nation” on climate change, announcing a goal to become net zero by 2050, in good news for the built environment, but also putting it in direct competition with neighbouring South Australia and the ACT. The move was supported by the Energy Efficiency Council, environment groups and the Property Council, […]
Energetics founder Jonathan Jutsen, sustainability consultant Maria Atkinson and ex-CEFC chief operating officer Meg McDonald are among new appointments made to the ARENA board by the federal government.
The Victorian Government has ruled out a state-based carbon emissions trading scheme or shadow pricing of carbon in the review of the state’s Climate Change Act, stating that these are a Commonwealth responsibility.
The Victorian state government is calling for public comment as part of the review of the state’s Climate Change Act. The government said the review is a key part of positioning the state as a leader in adapting to climate change impacts, reducing emissions and managing the risks. The comment was welcomed by environmental interests […]
By Cameron Jewell
18 November 2013 — The Abbott Government is committed to repealing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, but a quick look at the CEFC’s 2012-13 annual report raises the question: why?
By Tina Perinotto and Donna Kelly
19 December 2012 — The $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation headed by former Macquarie banker Oliver Yates has made its first move by absorbing Low Carbon Australia Ltd.
28 May 2012 – Former South Australian premier Mike Rann has been appointed to the board of Low Carbon Australia Ltd and will formally be elected its chairman in June. Anthea Harris, currently a chief advisor for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, has also been appointed chief executive officer of the new […]
There’s a gathering head of steam in the sub-prime commercial property market and it’s clean and green.