Draft emissions reduction methods for energy efficiency and land sector projects released for consultation

The Australian Government has released four additional draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods for public consultation – for household energy efficiency, industrial energy efficiency, soil carbon and improving the efficiency of fertiliser use in irrigated cotton. The draft household energy efficiency method covers projects that improve energy efficiency for households and small businesses. Project proponents, such…

Press Conference, Sydney

JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE WITH HON JULIE BISHOP MP, MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS E&OE….                       Topics: Coral Triangle Initiative, World Parks Congress, China-US Climate Deal, Russian Navy   JULIE BISHOP:       Thank you. I am delighted to have you all here this morning. My colleague Greg Hunt and I will be announcing a new initiative this morning…

Regional cooperation towards ending Asia-Pacific rainforest loss by 2030

The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit concluded with a strong show of support from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Centre for International Forestry Research, United States, Papua New Guinea and others to help realise the global goal of ending natural rainforest loss by 2030. The Australian Government is delighted to have received overwhelming support from…

Government ensures National Landcare Programme funding flows to local projects

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BARNABY JOYCE MP, MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE The Australian Government has placed Landcare back at the heart of natural resource management with the announcement of reforms to the regional stream of the National Landcare Programme that will see $454 million invested in sustainable agriculture and environmental rehabilitation over four years.  The…

Green Army Round Two now open for applications

Applications are now open for community-led Green Army projects that support practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation activities across Australia. The Australian Government is providing additional opportunities in the 2014/15 financial year for community organisations, environment groups and local councils to apply for Green Army projects in their region. Projects must run for 20-26 weeks…

Transcript, Press Conference, Sydney

E&OE….                       Topics: World Parks Congress, Renewable Energy Target JULIA MARTON-LEFEVRE:      Good afternoon, my name is Julia Marton-Lefrevre, I have the huge privilege to be the director-general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN – which itself has the huge privilege of organising, with the Government of New South Wales and the…