Agreement on a major step forward to reduce HFC emissions in the lead-up to Paris

Australia has played a key role in achieving major progress towards the global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). I am delighted that there has been a strong commitment to work towards an HFC phase-down agreement under the Montreal Protocol in 2016. This week’s international meeting in Dubai agreed that HFCs should be controlled and phased down.…

Citizen scientists to help monitor marine pollution

Citizen scientists to help monitor marine pollution Fishers and surfers will become citizen scientists in a major new science project to monitor the impact of sewage on Australia’s marine biodiversity and ecosystems. Together with researchers, recreational water users will contribute to a National Outfall Database, to be developed in consultation with the states and Northern…