Insured losses from natural catastrophes $150 billion in 2022

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAR 2023  |  NEWS
Natural disasters resulted in global economic losses of $410 billion (US$275b) in 2022, a new report has found, with just $150 billion (US$125b) covered by insurance.

Time is running out: latest IPCC report says 1.5┬░C is "likely"

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 28 MAR 2023  |  NEWS
The Australia Pacific region is particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) giving a stark warning that the world must act now to limit the worst effects.

New report finds global carbon markets hit new record amid energy crisis

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 27 MAR 2023  |  NEWS
The energy crisis and broader inflationary pressures of 2022 strengthened policymaker's commitments and accelerated efforts to end fossil fuel dependency, reveals the 2023 International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)'s Emissions Trading Worldwide Status ...

Leading Harvest launches Australian ag sustainability standard

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAR 2023  |  NEWS
Leading Harvest is implementing a sustainability assurance program for the Australian agriculture sector after a successful pilot backed by Warakirri Asset Management among others.

Australian Ethical divests from Lendlease over koala concerns

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 14 MAR 2023  |  NEWS
Concerns over the survival of a healthy koala colony in south-western Sydney has triggered Australian Ethical to divest its holdings in Lendlease Group.

Heavy industry could decarbonise with ambitious action: report

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 23 FEB 2023  |  NEWS
Five of Australia's most significant heavy industry supply chains could transition to net zero with "strong, effective and coordinated action" between industry, finance and government, according to a new report.

Government's Climate Active certification challenged over possible greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 FEB 2023  |  NEWS
The Australia Institute has filed a complaint with the Australian Consumer Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), asking for an investigation of the Australian government's Climate Active certification scheme over potential greenwashing.

Safeguard Mechanism reforms to prompt ACCU demand

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 JAN 2023  |  NEWS
Demand for Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) will continue to be high, but there is an increased risk in a cumulative shortfall to 2030.

Chubb Review recommends reforms to ACCU governance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 JAN 2023  |  NEWS
An independent review of the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) scheme has found the integrity of key methodologies is generally "sound," while recommending improvements to governance and transparency.

Australian businesses exposed to EU carbon levy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 JAN 2023  |  NEWS
Australian businesses must prepare for the impacts of a forthcoming Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) from the European Union, according to EY.