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by Carbon Extra editor Deborah Nesbitt WWF-Australia welcomed the Federal Government’s innovation statement this week, coming on the back of its recent report with ClimateWorks that urged Aust to innovate and become “a low-emissions competitor in a carbon-constrained world”. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the $1.1bn innovation agenda to “support Aust’s transition towards a strong, ...more
by Carbon Extra editor Deborah Nesbitt Local councils have been urged to voluntarily hand back windfall gains secured by the Abbott government’s repeal of carbon pricing. A voluntary waste industry protocol struck by the Australian Landfill Owners Association and the Aust Local Govt Association (ALGA) was designed to “ensure” carbon charges collected by landfill owners ...more
Written by Carbon Extra journalist Kim Berry A Federal Government strategy released this week has failed to deliver any new policies or funding to tackle climate change. Federal environment minister Greg Hunt five weeks ago flagged the report would be released before COP21 climate change talks started in Paris on November 30 (CE 30/10/15). The ...more