Newsletter 12 - September 2010
In late July 2010 the Victorian Government released Taking Action for Victoria’s Future: The Climate Change White Paper – Action Plan (The Action Plan) and introduced the Victorian Climate Change Bill into Parliament.
Since the Federal Government's decision not to consider implementation of its proposed emissions trading scheme until after the end of the current Kyoto period in 20121, there is considerable uncertainty regarding the future direction of Australia's climate change policy at the Federal level.
The Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2007 by a group of industry professionals from engineering, environmental, legal, financial, government and construction backgrounds.
While awareness of climate change risks has been increasing, it is also clear that there are still challenges ahead of Australian farmers. According to the CSIRO1, Australian agriculture emissions represent 87.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2-e), and account for 16.8% of the total national greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions.
Bartlett's Waste Management has recently introduced innovative Mobile Dewatering technology into Australia.
The new units are providing a new approach to the sustainable management of wastes and the recovery of waste resources whilst considering the changing environmental, customer and climatic needs.
Each of the previous seven editions of Carbon Matters has included a regular article about one of the Carbon Management Principles and how you can apply them to your business. This article looks at the eighth principle: Offset.
In this issue, Carbon Matters introduces Network member Nancy Francis. You can find Nancy on the member directory