Reef Trust supports farm efficiency and water quality in the Burdekin

The Australian Government is continuing to deliver on its commitment to protect the Great Barrier Reef with the opening of the Reef Trust Tender – Burdekin. Through this latest project, the Government will provide $2.5 million to help sugarcane farmers improve nitrogen and irrigation management practices in the Burdekin region. Minister Hunt is inviting sugarcane…

Second Emissions Reduction Fund auction secures 45 million tonnes of emissions reduction at $12.25 per tonne

The second Emissions Reduction Fund auction, conducted by the independent Clean Energy Regulator, has awarded contracts for 45.5 million tonnes of emissions reduction at an average price of $12.25 per tonne. The second auction has delivered an even lower average cost per tonne of abatement than the first auction, where 47 million tonnes of emissions…

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…