As Australia prepares to unveil a progress report on how it is faring on delivering the SDGs, experts at a recent event in Sydney said that policymakers are failing to address critical shortcomings in its progress against the goals.
Want to avoid climate disaster? Abandon the "wussy" language of climate mitigation as well as war metaphors, and develop more positive ways of thinking about the issue, said American environmentalist Paul Hawken at a recent conference in Sydney.
Mark Diesendorf –
The world must transition to cleaner energy without blowing the global carbon budget if we want to stay within 2 degrees Celsius of warming. What is renewable energy breeding and how will it help us achieve that?
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Australian cities today reap the benefits of policy and institutional reforms decades ago that ensured liveable urban environments. How can the country build on that legacy, asks Monash University's Chris Chesterfield.
Marc Hudson –
Barnaby Joyce had a long history of opposing climate action. His successor Michael McCormack seems to think the same way, despite climate being a growing threat to the Nationals' rural voters.
It's easy to find developments with green accreditation, but it's harder to quantify what these actually mean. Are green building standards helping us build more sustainable cities, ask Deakin University's Igor Martek and M Reza Hosseini.
An independent media organisation in a tough industry, Eco-Business has striven to be Asia Pacific’s go-to source for all things sustainable business. To mark our seventh birthday, we've put together a video about our work and how we define purposeful journalism.
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In a bid to ease population pressure on Sydney and Melbourne and revive regional economies, an ambitious private sector plan aims to build eight new cities in inland Australia and connect them with a high speed rail—all without a cent of public money.
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 ...