News Archive

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01.05.2015

Australia’s Post-2020 Emissions Targets

ClimateWorks has submitted advice backed by research to the Government’s public consultation on Australia's post-2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions. The submission draws on the Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050: How Australia can prosper in a low carbon world Technical Report and shows how Australia could reduce emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. The research shows that all technologies needed are already invented, and it is major...


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01.05.2015

Adelaide and SA government team up to reduce emissions

Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese said his council had reduced its emissions by 60 per cent based on 1990 levels already, and that emissions from the city had reduced 17 per cent since 2007. “By signing up to the Compact of Mayors, Council has committed to continuing this great work, and to joining forces with other progressive global cities to share experiences and success stories that can be repeated all over the world,” he said. “This...


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01.05.2015

Sydney moves to target apartment sustainability

Increased BASIX targets and mandatory disclosure of energy performance for apartment buildings are some of the ambitious strategies the City of Sydney hopes to implement as part of its plan to cut apartment-sector emissions by 40 per cent by 2030.


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10.04.2015

Call to Action by Mayor Sumptoh, Port Vila City at World Congress 2015

It is with great honor that I be given the opportunity to address this forum. I for that matter also salute the host city of Seoul for your generous hospitality. In February I attended the ICLEI Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific Congress held in Bangkok along with Mayor Alfrence Fatai and Deputy Mayor Eddie Ngava of Honiara City Council, Solomon Islands.


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05.04.2015

United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

The international community meeting at in Sendai, Japan discussed a new Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and political declaration within the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR).


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31.03.2015

Advancing SDGs at the local and subnational level: Input to UN negotiations on Post2015 development agenda

On 23-27 March 2015, negotiations on the post2015 development agenda at the UN General Assembly in New York will continue with a week of debate on the sustainable development goals and their indicators on the basis of the proposals agreed in 2014.


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23.03.2015

World Environment Day Awards 2015

United Nations Association of Australia WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY AWARDS 2015 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominations for the 2015 United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards are now open nationally. Businesses, local governments, community organisations, individuals, schools and the media are invited to nominate in the a range of Award categories.


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