World Environment Day Awards announce 2013 Finalists. For full details click here. Congratulations to all!
If you want to know who's leading UK Business, check out the Guardian Sustainable Business Award winners. Use their interactive wall to learn about category winner sustainability initiatives.
Six Growing Trends in Corporate Sustainability. One key finding of this Ernst and Young report is how the sustainability focus in a growing number of companies is moving from eco-efficiency efforts to a discussion concerning risk reduction and mitigation. As with other sustainability and CSR issues, language is critical and sustainability executives need to learn how to translate the issues they are tracking into the language of enterprise risk management.
Resource productivity could meet up to 30% of the global demand for natural resources by 2030 if we have a resource revolution. Without it, we all face the prospect of damage to global growth, welfare, and the environment. Just 15 areas, from more energy-efficient buildings to improved irrigation, could deliver 75 percent of the potential for higher resource productivity. Learn more...
It's time to put climate skepticism to bed. Survey finds 97% of climate science papers agree warming is man-made.
World's most extraordinary species mapped for the first time. The black and white ruffed lemur, the Mexican axolotl and the Sunda pangolin are among the species on a pioneering interactive map of the world's most unique and threatened mammals and amphibians.
Environmental fiscal reform is an idea whose time has come. Studies from the European Environment Agency (EEA) believe it's time for fiscal reform in four EU countries affected by the current economic crisis to encourage growth by reducing taxation on labour and investment - for example, income tax and corporation tax - and shifting the tax burden to the production and consumption of environmentally-harmful goods and services. Another feature of EFR is removing harmful subsidies, for example, those given for fossil fuels, and using the revenues saved to stimulate renewable energy and resource-efficient technologies. Its certainly food for thought for politicians the world over.
Public-private partnerships turn waste into cash. One mans trash is another mans treasure in a land of scare resources. Smart firms increasingly are finding profitable ways of turning waste into assets. Read on...
Bob Irwin calls on Australians to 'Fight for the Reef' in new ad campaign.
A campaign worth fighting for.
The rise of the share economy. It's a great for people, planet and profits.
Check it out.
Climate Commission releases The Angry Summer.
Australia's 2012 - 2013 summer has been defined by extreme weather events across much of the continent, including record-breaking heat, severe bushfires, extreme rainfall and damaging flooding. Extreme heatwaves and catastrophic bushfire conditions during the Angry Summer were made worse by climate change. Download the full report.
What role will you play in the UN International Year of Water Co-Operation? 2013 is designated by the UN as the International Year of Water Co-Operation to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. More...
International Business Leaders Forum issue 10 point action plan to deliver smart inclusive and responsible growth. It's time to find solutions and take action...
Australia's infrastructure is mostly underprepared for extreme weather events. A recent Climate Institute Report Coming Ready or Not says Australia's buildings are worth approximately $5.7 trillion. Among these, an estimated $159 billion worth of buildings are vulnerable to sea level rise and storm surge. This includes more than 8,000 commercial, 6,000 industrial and 274,000 residential properties. Do you own any of these assets?