Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - December, 2012
The Federal Government has announced the CSIRO will lead a new $87 million solar research initiative aimed at significantly improving the viability of solar technology.
Yarra becomes Victoria's first carbon neutral council
The City of Yarra has become Victoria’s first officially carbon neutral council under the federal Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).
$102 million for Tasmanian Forests Agreement
The Federal and Tasmanian Governments have announced a co-funded $102 million funding package to support the new Tasmanian Forests Agreement.
IMOS hits millionth milestone
Australian researchers and scientists have achieved a major milestone in the Argo ocean-monitoring program after completing one million profiles of ocean observations in the program.
Nation's top water specialists to meet
Over 100 of the nation’s top water managers and scientists are set to meet in Canberra in a bid to develop a new vision of how we can better measure outcomes from water initiatives from across Australia.
Climate change asset report released
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has released the first ever global change investment index, showing how the world’s biggest investors are managing climate risk.
Climate Institute welcomes 'tentative steps' towards global agreement
The Climate Institute has welcomed the conclusion of the Doha Climate Summit, saying its agreement towards streamlining negotiations towards a new legally binding agreement by 2015 is a step in the right direction.
CSIRO to model impacts on Tasmanian waterways
The CSIRO has announced it has begun work on a new computer model which it says will enable communities and aquaculture industries to better assess the environmental and human impacts on the state’s marine environments.
Government outlines Murray water efficiency projects
The Federal Government has announced that five regional organisations and irrigation businesses will share in $100 million in funding to upgrade their on-farm infrastructure in the latest round of the On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program.
Government releases biodiversity prospectus
The Federal Government has released its first national biodiversity prospectus, setting out the framework for the Government’s investment in biodiversity conservation within the Land Sector Package and sustainable environment stream of Caring for our Country.
CSIRO to examine shorelines
A small team of researchers have been tasked with improving our short to mid-term shoreline predictions.
Governments throw Port Pirie $350 million lifeline
The Federal and South Australian Governments have reached an in-principle agreement with Nyrstar to fund the transformation of the Port Pirie smelter into an advanced poly-metallic processing and recovery facility.
Research paints grim climate future
The earth is on track for a 6°C increase in global temperatures if the current rate of emissions is maintained, according to the latest research released by the Global Carbon Project (GCP).
Victoria turns the tap on IWCM funding
The Victorian Government has opened a $50 million fund aimed at supporting the development of iIntegrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) projects across the State under the Living Victoria initiative.
Papps appointed new Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder
The Federal Government ahs announced the appointment of David Papps as the new Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder.