A former Newcrest Mining executive told BuzzFeed News he threatened to sue the Southeast Asian nation in an international tribunal presided over by corporate lawyers if Indonesia did not exempt the company from a prohibition on open-pit mining in protected forests.
Adversarial tenant–landlord relationships can be a huge barrier to high-performance buildings. City of Sydney's updated green lease scorecard helps to get tenants and landlords on the same page regarding building sustainability outcomes.
If we're serious about making sustainable buildings the norm, it is time to make green buildings the only buildings we talk about, said panellists at the International Green Building Conference in Singapore.
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A number of consumers are moving towards household-level renewable energy, fed up by slow progress in decarbonising the grid. It's time utilities started rethinking their game plan, says Aurecon's Victor Young.
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The news that Australia is considering emissions standards for light vehicles has been met with scepticism and concern that buying a new car could become more costly. ClimateWorks' Scott Ferraro addresses five key worries.
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Achieving the SDGs is a complex and challenging task to say the least, but Australia can make the most impact by focusing on climate action and global partnerships, say researchers.
More institutions are putting their money where their mouth is, and pulling funds from fossil fuels. But it's the smaller players rather than the goliaths of industry that are really stealing the show.
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 ...