2021 theme in review: biodiversity

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 30 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
Sitting in the liminal space between the old and the new year, it is a time to reflect on these issues and consolidate recent news into a narrative. One of these mega-issues is biodiversity.

ARENA announces $100m funding round for grid-scale batteries

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 30 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced another $100 million funding for grid-scale battery projects to support the grid.

New Forests calls for demand and supply integrity on carbon credits

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
Forestry asset manager New Forests is calling for strong integrity on both the supply and the demand side of voluntary carbon credit markets.

Vestas Wind Systems call for federal support for energy grid transition

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 14 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
The federal government needs to invest in the national energy grid to support the transition to renewable energy, according to the head of Vestas Wind Systems Australia and New Zealand.

Vontobel to assess biodiversity impacts of portfolio investments

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
Vontobel Asset Management will measure the biodiversity impacts of its Quality Growth Boutique after announcing a partnership with Carbon4 Finance and CDC Biodiversité.

CBA to pilot green loans for agribusiness

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is piloting a green loan program that will offer discounted finance to agribusiness customers that are seeking to improve the environmental performance of their properties.

COP26 week two: impacts for Australians

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
Even as country delegations at COP26 got down to the business of negotiations, there was still room for dramatic announcements, with the US and China issuing a joint announcement committing to "enhanced climate actions" through the 2020s in the context ...

Australia needs 2035 net zero target: RMIT

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 9 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
Researchers at RMIT have called on the federal government to set a net zero target for 2035, re-introduce a national price on carbon and mandate reporting of carbon emissions to support businesses in achieving decarbonisation goals.

COP26 week two: negotiations focus on carbon markets, reporting

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 9 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
The second week of negotiations at COP26 will build on the announcements by world leaders and could yield significant progress around reporting on country commitments and progress to contain climate change.

Fiji, Australia sign Indo-Pacific Carbon Offsets Scheme deal at COP26

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 2 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
Fiji will become the first international partner to join Australia's recently established Indo-Pacific Carbon Offsets Scheme.
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