Carbon Neutral Precincts and Cities (Again?)

March 10, 2016,

This week, Greg Hunt announced the Federal Government’s plans to include cities, precincts and buildings in the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) and its Carbon Neutral Program (CNP), in light of the City of Adelaide’s carbon neutral vision, as well as the Barangaroo Precinct’s commitment to carbon neutrality. The commitment by large community entities and building projects […]

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A Word on Marginal Abatement Cost Curves

March 3, 2016,

Carbon management plays a central role in achieving a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. Businesses do not only have to understand the impact of their business activities, but also need to assess how GHG emission abatement should be incorporated into their decision-making. This usually involves decision-making processes targeted at reducing operational energy consumption, switching fuels, changing production levels and investing […]

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Making sustainability relevant in Queensland

December 29, 2015,

Recently, I wrote a contribution for The Fifth Estate in which I try to explain how the topic of sustainability is viewed here in Queensland. My argument is that sustainability is not seen as “bad” or “undesirable” as such, but rather that its communication and application, especially by consultants and voluntary programs is lacking relevance […]

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A good day… or the Paris Agreement

December 14, 2015,

I shall refrain from providing yet another summary of the outcomes of the COP21 in Paris, i.e. the Paris Agreement. I am sure most of you would have already read or heard about it in the news, or saw it here, here, or here, or somewhere else. It would have been pretty hard not to. […]

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On Adaptation to Severe Weather Events

December 3, 2015,

With the twenty-first session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Paris (or COP21) in full swing, the topic of adaptation is one of many that receives a lot of attention. And while adaptation is very important for countries, I would like to talk about adaptation in a business […]

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Australian Climate Policy and Business Decisions

November 25, 2015,

In Australia, climate policy and corresponding reporting requirements have been surrounded by much uncertainty. In recent times, we have seen the proposal for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme being rejected twice by Senate, the introduction and repeal of the Carbon Price Mechanism and the scaling back of the Renewable Energy Target from 41,000GWh to 33,000GWh […]

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