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.
New Regional Director appointed for DELWP Loddon Mallee
Anthony Judd has been appointed as the new Regional Director of the Loddon Mallee region for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
Eastern Barred Bandicoots brough back from extinction
For the first time ever in Australia a species classified as extinct in the wild has been reclassified with Victoria’s Eastern Barred Bandicoot coming back from the brink of extinction.
Science insights give seeds and seedlings a helping hand
Efforts to reseed Victoria’s precious Ash forests are showing promising results.
Bumper flowering event sows hope for forests’ future seed crop
You’ve heard of the weather and climate forecast, but between February and March this year forest managers’ eyes in Gippsland and Hume were also on the flowering and seed availability forecast in the surviving Alpine and Mountain Ash Forests. A