By Allan Fels, University of Melbourne: New data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that Australians spent an estimated A$8 billion on mental health related services in 2013-14. The direct financial impact on Australian business is in the vicinity of $11 billion every year, largely due to absenteeism.Read more
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29 January 2016: The NHS and wider health and care sector is over the first hurdle in the race to reach carbon reduction targets and help limit the effects of climate change. A report from the Sustainable Development Unit for NHS England.Read more
January 26, 2016: The largest ever study of climate data from suppliers and their customers has raised concerns about a lack of supplier carbon disclosure. The report has been produced by CDP in partnership with BSR. It is timely given the historic international deal agreed at.Read more
Michael Hopkin, The Conversation Environmental news, as a rule, doesn’t deal in triumphs. So the sight of leaders holding their arms aloft in celebration after clinching the historic Paris climate agreement will stand as a defining image of 2015 – a moment of cartharsis after more than two decades of infuriatingly sluggish climate.Read more
Floth Sustainable Building Consultants has become the first company in Australia to take out the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star – Design & As Built v1.1 certified rating (6 star) and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council’s (ASBEC) zero.Read more
[caption id="attachment_4099" align="alignleft" width="300"] Enova founding partners Alison Crook, Steve Harris, Melissa MacCourt, and Patrick Halliday[/caption] Enova Community Energy Ltd has become Australia’s first community-owned electricity supplier. On 22 December 2015, the company announced a highly successful near.Read more
7 January 2016: The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced $3 million funding support for the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) to undertake a comprehensive biomass for bioenergy assessment. [caption id="attachment_4095" align="alignright" width="200"] Ivor Frischknecht[/caption] ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said the $6.2 million project would.Read more
The CEFC has received an updated Investment Mandate that will come into effect 24 December 2015. A copy of the new Investment Mandate – entitled Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Investment Mandate) Directions 2015 (No.2) - can be found on Comlaw here: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L02114 The Investment Mandate was signed by the Ministers on 3 December 2015, was.Read more
21 December 2015: GRI, architect of the world’s sustainability data is convening a new technology consortium to spur on innovations that will foster more inclusive and sustainable economies and businesses. Over the course of next year and beyond, GRI will convene a conversation, among prominent representatives.Read more
4 December 2015: The National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP) has been released by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council. Through the Plan, the Australian Government has set a National Energy Productivity Target to improve Australia’s energy productivity by 40% by 2030. The Plan presents a wide range of opportunities into a coordinated strategy.
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