Does investing ethically—avoiding fossil fuels, weapons, and tobacco companies and buying into sustainability, health, and education—mean a compromise on returns? One Australian company is proving that the answer is a resounding no.
Climate change deniers now hold the highest political office in the world, and Australia's political leadership is no better. Experts at a recent lecture in Sydney shared four ways to resist climate change denial.
Martin Young, Francis Markham, James Higham, and John Jenkins –
The aviation sector is a massive consumer of fossil fuels and producer of carbon emissions; but can Australia really do without it? Business and tourism experts explain why life without air travel in Australia isn't as crazy as it sounds.
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Australia’s houses are getting bigger, but usually not more sustainable—this is bad news for the country's energy budget, say researchers from the University of Melbourne.
Anne Kallies –
Germany is on track to achieve its 80 per cent renewable energy target by 2050, thanks to policy measures favouring the transition to clean energy. As Australia reviews its own electricity market, RMIT University's Anne Kallies talks about lessons from the German experience.
Greenhouse gas nitrous oxide is 300 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, yet the impact of nitrogen on climate change seldom makes headlines the way carbon dioxide does. Solving it will require the world to relook its agricultural practices and dietary choices, say researchers.
The Australian government is reviewing the electricity market after September's massive blackout in Adelaide challenged the reliability of renewable energy. University of Newcastle's Bonnie McBain outlines strategies to ensure a steady supply of clean power.
This year the Sustainable Business Australia 'Smart Business in Action' (SBiA) Summits convened more than 175 sustainability leaders across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to hear speakers talk on business and ...