CH2 building

Roof space with wind turbines, CH2 building

Council House 2 (CH2) is claimed to be Australia’s greenest and healthiest office building. It opened in Melbourne in August 2006 and has set a new world standard benchmark for design and construction of future high-rise buildings. The building is described as visionary with potential to change the way Australia and the world approaches ecologically sustainable… Continue reading CH2 building

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Strengthening Victoria’s new solar laws

Suggested legislative amendments to the Brumby Government’s solar legislation. On Monday May 5th 2008 the Brumby Government released some details of its much anticipated solar feed-in tariff. The announcement was met with extreme disappointment by the 40-odd community groups, businesses, unions and councils that had been campaigning for and supporting effective solar lawsi. If the… Continue reading Strengthening Victoria’s new solar laws

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Australian climate action groups

Climate Emergency human sign

This is a public list of Australian climate action groups and other groups that are active on climate change (circa 2011). National Victoria New South Wales Queensland Australian Capital Territory South Australia Western Australia Other groups active on climate change See also

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Friends of South Surrey Park

Planting

Friends of South Surrey Park is active in South Surrey Park in Surrey Hills, Melbourne, working in conjunction with Boroondara Council on: South Surrey Park follows the course of Back Creek from Union Road in the north to Riversdale Road, Melbourne in the South. There are well graded walking paths throughout the park, and a children’s playground adjacent… Continue reading Friends of South Surrey Park

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Environmentalism – The Way Forward

Climate Summit Melbourne 9 April 2011

A talk (by videolink) to the Australian climate action summit 2011 University of Melbourne, 9 April 2011 Clive Hamilton The difficulty and importance of the global warming campaign is many times greater than every other environmental struggle. Controlling carbon pollution requires a wholesale industrial restructuring and defeat of the most powerful industry coalition ever assembled. Yet… Continue reading Environmentalism – The Way Forward

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Australian climate action summit 2011

Climate Summit Melbourne 9 April 2011

Three hundred climate advocates from across the country participated in their national climate summit in Melbourne from 9 to 10 April 2011. Delegates to the summit represented a range of climate groups from across Australia. Summit Communique The 2011 Summit media release: Australia’s Climate Action Summit calls for raised ambition appears below: Three hundred grassroots… Continue reading Australian climate action summit 2011

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2009 Walk Against Warming

The 2009 Walk Against Warming was held in several Australian cities on December 12, 2009. 40,000 people attended the rally in Melbourne, Australia.[1]  Speakers urged the Australian government to participate in the creation of a binding international agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and set strong emission reduction targets at the Copenhagen Climate Change conference in progress. 90,000… Continue reading 2009 Walk Against Warming

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Multi-Party Climate Change Committee

The Multi-Party Climate Change Committee was established on 27 September 2010 to help build consensus on how Australia will tackle Climate Change. The Committee will explore options for the introduction of a carbon price. It will report to Cabinet, through the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, with a range of possible… Continue reading Multi-Party Climate Change Committee

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Green carbon

Brown Mountain old growth Shining Gum tree.

Australia’s native forests store three times as much carbon as previously thought and could hold the key to tackling climate change, according to a researchers. A report released in August 2008 has found the eucalypt forests of south-east Australia – stretching from Queensland through NSW and Victoria and into Tasmania – store the equivalent of… Continue reading Green carbon

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Cyclone Yasi

Tropical cyclone Yasi - MODIS satellite image

Cyclone Yasi is a category 5 tropical cyclone that impacted North Queensland on 23:00 Wednesday 2 February 2011. Cyclone Yasi details: Professor Ross Garnaut stated that scientists have predicted there would be more frequent extreme cyclones – though not necessarily more frequent cyclones – due to greenhouse gas emissions.[1][2] Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that the… Continue reading Cyclone Yasi

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