Five Takeaways from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

The Environment and Sustainable Development 5 Minute Fix is a snapshot of need-to-know news on a range of ESD issues nationally. This edition focuses on the latest in climate change, energy, planning, biodiversity and environmental protection. Climate change Commonwealth: Safeguard mechanism reform consultation: have your say The Safeguard Mechanism providesContinue Reading

Environment and Sustainable Development 5 Minute Fix 30: Safeguard mechanism, renewable energy, SA planning review, biodiversity - Knowledge

Climate change Commonwealth: Safeguard mechanism reform consultation: have your say The Safeguard Mechanism provides a legislative framework for Australia’s largest greenhouse gas emitters to measure, report and manage their emissions. The Australian Government is now looking to revise the Safeguard Mechanism so that it aligns with their commitment to nationalContinue Reading

How DNA sequencing can safeguard against biodiversity loss

Preserving Earth’s biodiversity is crucial as we rely on healthy ecosystems for many services, from clean air and water to protection from floods and pandemics. DNA sequencing is an invaluable tool for characterizing biodiversity and informing conservation efforts. In Earth’s history, there have been five major mass extinction events —Continue Reading

Plastics producers warn gov’t vs safeguard duty – Manila Bulletin

Domestic downstream plastic products manufacturers have warned the government of dire repercussions should the petition for safeguard duty on imported raw materials High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Low Linear Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) is approved, stating this would affect 417 downstream plastic enterprises employing more than 23,000 workers and higher prices onContinue Reading