October 2017

Abbott on Climate Change

12 October 2017

(Image via Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website – [CC BY 3.0 au], via Wikimedia Commons) Ex PM Abbott’s statements on climate change are not worthy of rebuttal. They are not the beliefs of a true climate change denier but those of a spiteful deposed PM seeking to destabilise Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership. Abbott is …

June 2017

Trump withdraws from Paris Accord

15 June 2017

(Photo by Global Landscapes Forum) Climate change grabbed the headlines recently with President Trump’s announcement the US will withdraw from Paris Agreement commitments. And here in Australia, ex-PM Abbott is making news by pushing for our Paris commitment target to be more “aspirational”. Rather than being a disaster for climate change action, such negative politicising …

March 2017
February 2017

A World Record for Biodiverse Carbon Plantings?

23 February 2017

Establishment of 286 species of trees, shrubs and plants across 100 hectares. That could well be a world first for a carbon farming project.   Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund (CNCF) was delighted to show off our ‘Yarraweyah Falls’ planting project to 130 people at a Bush Heritage organised field day on 29 September.   Together …

January 2017

Trumped Up – Hoax Claims On Climate Change

19 January 2017

Image by Michael Vadon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons   The world is waiting to see what Donald Trump will do when President. He regards climate change as a “hoax” and has threatened to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. Would that means other countries like Russia also pull out?  Coming …

July 2016

Where is Climate Change in the Elections Tomorrow?

1 July 2016

Climate change has not featured in the election campaign. This is surprising. Given growing concerns with climate change in the community, strong climate change policy could be a vote winner. Commitments made under the Paris Agreement means international climate policy and carbon markets are developing fast and Australia could be left behind. Many countries are …

March 2016

The benefits of a lower carbon economy

8 March 2016

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015 was a game changer for global climate effort. Setting frameworks and obligations toward global emission reduction was obviously the important outcome. 197 nations agreed on the ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions to maintain a temperature rise “well below” 2ºC above pre-industrial levels. …

February 2016

CNCF Carbon Hero – Distribution Central

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29 February 2016

  An innovative approach to reducing the carbon footprint of shipping IT products around Australia and to New Zealand has resulted in the planting of more than 120,000 trees on degraded farmland in the WA wheat belt. Distribution Central, a leading provider of specialised distribution and channel support, has been working with the WA based …

December 2015

COP21 Paris

4 December 2015

COP21 Paris World attention is on the political leaders and the other 40,000 participants in Paris over the next 10 days. COP21 (the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties) will address the challenges in tackling climate change. Government leaders will resolve to wean their economies off fossil fuels over time. But will global greenhouse …

November 2015

CSIRO the first National Outlook

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12 November 2015

Australia’s economic and environmental future out to 2050 has been researched by a team of 40 from the CSIRO. They found that reducing emissions is a ‘win-win’ for the environment and economy. Their research suggests that energy and transport can remain affordable, with energy efficiency offsetting higher prices for electricity and fuel (including in low carbon scenarios), …