Wingecarribee Shire Council joins a further 31 councils across New South Wales in declaring a Climate Emergency.

Wingecarribee Shire Council Declares a Climate Emergency Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to declare a Climate Emergency following Wednesday evening’s meeting of Council. A majority of Councillors supported the Notice of Motion put forward by Councillors Whipper and Markwart. The declaration recognises the latest climate change science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and …

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Reckoning with the overlooked business risks of climate change

How should organizations cope with climate change? How should organizations cope with climate change? As president and executive director of the Woods Hole Research Center, Dr. Philip Duffy has spent much of his career translating climate science for business leaders and policy makers and fostering awareness of how climate change affects society. His colleague, former …

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France puts EVs at centre of $13.2bn plan to restart auto industry

French president Emmanuel Macron has announced France will seek to jump-start the local auto industry decimated by the Coronavirus pandemic with an €8 billion ($A13.2 billion) plan that includes a major boost for electric vehicles. Speaking at a press event in northern France on the site of an auto parts factory, Macron said the French …

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From the Ground Up – Regenerative Agriculture

Inspired by Charles Massy’s best-selling book “Call of the Reed Warbler”, filmmaker Amy Browne set out across the dry farming country of South East NSW to meet Massy and the other trailblazing farmers bringing new life to their land. Regenerative agriculture is one of the most promising wide-scale environmental solutions. This short documentary is a …

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PRIMED FOR ACTION: A RESILIENT RECOVERY FOR AUSTRALIA

The report ‘Primed for Action: A Resilient Recovery for Australia’ is part of a broader campaign that the Climate Council has begun. The report outlines our response to the COVID-19 crisis and shows that as Australia reboots its economy, there is remarkable potential for that economic recovery to occur through climate action.  Download the Report …

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The Climate Wars

Climate Wars: How brutal politics derailed climate policy in Australia “What climate policy? I mean, it’s basically a mess. It’s incoherent and has been for a decade.”  Former Department Secretary For more than a decade the climate wars have raged in Australian politics.   Brutal disputes over how and even if climate change should be tackled …

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On seizing the day, considering barriers and emptying the teapot…

Now is the time to rethink your land By Sarah Cains.   The concept of the Australian landscape being harsh, poor and in need of improvement is firmly lodged in our national psyche. This has come about because, since colonisation, we non-indigenous Australians have disregarded what the land and its original inhabitants have been telling …

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ANU gives Southern Highlands Shocking Environmental Score

The Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics develops new methods to measure, monitor and forecast climate, water availability and landscape conditions. Our solutions often combine large amounts of data from satellites and sensor networks with field research, biophysical modelling and machine learning. Our focus areas are extreme weather, bushfires, water resources, agriculture, forestry and our …

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Introducing WinZero

Where WinZero Started https://youtu.be/guLj_gZIFR8 As you’re all probably aware, following Climate Action Now Wingecarribee’s (CANWin) successful Climate Forum in November last year, and the Extinction Rebellion march through Bowral on a scorching 43 degree day on 1 February, Wingecarribee Council finally made a Climate Emergency Declaration for the Shire. Part of Council’s resolution for the …

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