States and territories climate leadership declaration
Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio, Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, South Australian Minister for Climate Change Ian Hunter and ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury signed a Climate Leadership Declaration which includes a commitment to help Australia meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement and to achieve net zero emissions in their jurisdictions by 2050. The Declaration emphasises the important role of Australia’s States and Territories in climate change action, and the economic benefits such action will bring. The Declaration sets out collaborative actions to be pursued by the parties, and welcomes an invitation from the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, to share California’s experience in combatting climate change while growing a clean energy economy.
The Declaration was signed at a meeting with the former US Vice President, Al Gore, that took place alongside the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne on 13 July 2017.
Fire investigators being trained to look for clues
Fifteen trainee bushfire investigators from Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic), CFA, Victoria Police and Parks Victoria will search for clues at multiple sites of “suspicious bushfires” in Walmer State Forest near Castlemaine on Wednesday
128 year old bridge repair
One of the projects currently being implemented as part of the Living Heritage Grants Program is conservation works to the 1890 Wollaston Bridge, Warrnambool. This well used bridge is a key link for pedestrians crossing the Merri River and is
A disaster year for record platypus and rakali deaths
It has been a devastating year for playpus and rakali drownings