Monthly Archives: June 2013

In brief: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with SustainAbility and the Green Light Group, has released a report titled 'GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector.' Based on UNEP's Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5), the report offers an analysis of specific risks faced by the construction, chemicals, mining, food and other.
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21 June 2013,

by Carol Adams, Monash University

Paul Druckman, the CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), recently led the coalition’s global charge on corporate reporting changes to Australia, where he bolstered support and talked uptake turkey with business leaders and officials.

“We’re not about more reporting, we’re about better reporting,” Mr Druckman.

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News story from GECA - Good Environmental Choice Australia Consumers’ concerns about the use of palm oil, toxic chemicals and greenwashing in personal care products like shampoos and cosmetics have been addressed through the release of a new environmental standard by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). “Greater awareness has resulted in more consumers questioning what goes in.
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What Climate Change Means for Africa, Asia and the Coastal Poor

Highlights:
  • A new climate report looks at likely impacts of present day, 2°C, and 4°C warming across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.
  • It describes the risks to agriculture and livelihood security in Sub-Saharan Africa; the rise in sea-level, loss of coral reefs and devastation.
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By Michelle See-Tho, The Conversation

Pesticide levels considered environmentally friendly in Europe and Australia are, in fact, having a devastating effect on invertebrate insect biodiversity in nearby creeks and streams, a new study has found, showing the need for an urgent overhaul of the way pesticide risk is assessed.

Water-dwelling invertebrates like worms, snails, crustaceans,.

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