Monitoring mission report on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area endorses Australia’s management efforts

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments welcome the report of the World Heritage monitoring mission to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and we accept all the recommendations. The report was prepared by experts representing the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) who visited the…

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Strong new quality standards for solar products

The Australian Government welcomes changes announced today by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) that will substantially lift the bar on the quality of solar power products sold in Australia. The renewable energy industry’s peak body has introduced new initiatives following the Government’s push for continuously improved standards in the industry. An independent testing program is…

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Certified carbon neutral precincts a breath of fresh air for our cities

The Australian Government’s certification system which recognises carbon neutral businesses, products, services and events will be expanded to include cities, precincts and buildings. We have listened to requests from the community, cities and business to expand the National Carbon Offset Standard – which enables businesses, products and events to be certified as carbon neutral. We…

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