Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - January, 2013
The Victorian Government has announced the formation of a new Ministerial Advisory Committee on Waste and Resource Recovery Governance, which will be tasked with reviewing the State’s current waste management arrangements.
The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)is providing expert assistance to United Nations workshop into the state of the marine environment in the Southwest Pacific Ocean.
Australia’s first environmental planting projects have been registered under the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative, which rewards landholders for cutting or avoiding carbon pollution on the land.
The Victorian Government is seeking feedback on a plan to expand the opportunities for Victorian businesses to participate in the Energy Saver Incentive scheme to reduce their energy use.
Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) have warned that as sea levels climb, Australia's coastal wetlands will be increasingly trapped between urban development on land and the rising ocean, imperilling the survival of their unique plants, birds and fish.
A study by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) identifies financial and environmental concerns as the key drivers influencing the adoption of sustainable farming practices in Australia.
Renewable energy sources are projected to account for about half of Australia’s electricity generation by 2049-50, according to the Australian energy projections to 2049-50, released by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).