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  1. Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020
    Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020 16 Oct 2017

    Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.

    Oceania,North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Survey revealed that 75 percent of Australians see home energy storage as the future
    Survey revealed that 75 percent of Australians see home energy storage as the future 25 Sep 2017

    A recently published survey, conducted by the public advocacy organisation Climate Council revealed that approximately three out of four Australians await that energy storage technologies for households coupled with solar panels will become ‘the new normal’ within the next ten years.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. South Australia calls for “the next generation” of renewable energy and energy storage projects
    South Australia calls for “the next generation” of renewable energy and energy storage projects 30 Aug 2017

    South Australia is calling for tenders from companies interested in investing in firming renewable energy, bulk energy storage and bioenergy projects having the opportunity to receive support from the $150m Renewable Technology Fund through grants and other financing tools.

    Oceania,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. ‘Trump Forest’ campaign aims to compensate for the impact of President Trump's climate policies
    ‘Trump Forest’ campaign aims to compensate for the impact of President Trump's climate policies 25 Aug 2017

    An online international campaign that was launched in New Zealand aims to plant 100 billion trees all around the world, having calculated the carbon offset of Donald Trump’s anti-climate policies.

    Oceania,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Australian firm to build concrete out of carbon emissions
    Australian firm to build concrete out of carbon emissions 25 Aug 2017

    Mineral Carbonation International, an Australian company which develops carbon utilisation technologies is launching a pilot project aiming to capture carbon emissions and store them in building materials.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Australian Victoria to become the first State to legally bind its renewable energy targets
    Australian Victoria to become the first State to legally bind its renewable energy targets 24 Aug 2017

    Victoria’s State Parliament introduced a legislative package to legally secure its renewable energy targets and send a clear message to markets.

    Oceania,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,Sport,COP 23
  7. South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal
    South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal 14 Aug 2017

    The state government of South Australia has contracted a new solar thermal power plant with SolarReserve in Port Augusta to power its facilities.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. 35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions
    35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions 19 Jul 2017

    Thirty-five Australian local councils have now committed to develop green and climate-resilient communities, switching to renewables and building green transport infrastructure

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Tasmania expands wind generating capacity with new projects
    Tasmania expands wind generating capacity with new projects 16 Jun 2017

    Leading worldwide renewable developer, UPC Renewables, has announced plans to construct two wind energy projects in the northwest of Tasmania, which will have a total capacity of up to 1,000 megawatts (MW)

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy
  10. New Electric Vehicle Council to encourage use of EVs in Australia
    New Electric Vehicle Council to encourage use of EVs in Australia 31 May 2017

    Businesses and policymakers have come together to stimulate Australia’s electric vehicle (EV) market, including the launch of a new national body, research grants, and private sector investment

    Oceania,Transport,Carbon Reduction

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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