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Partnering for sustainable energy solutions in Indonesia

2014

MSI held a high-profile workshop in Jakarta last month on 'Priorities and Pathways for Sustainable Energy and Deep Decarbonisation in Indonesia'.

Monash researcher honoured as leader in sustainability

2014

Environmental business magazine WME has announced its Leaders List for 2014, with the Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute, Professor Dave Griggs, taking out the X-Factor category.

United Nations recognises environmental champion

2014

MSI Sir Louis Mattheson Fellow, Sir Bob Watson, has received a United Nations Champions of the Earth award for his services to science.

New MSI director brings outstanding research record

2014

Renowned Monash water researcher Professor Rebekah Brown has been appointed Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI).

Bangladesh water resources Minister optimistic about water-sharing agreement

2014

Bangladesh Water Resources Minister, Anisul Islam Mahmud, said his government was optimistic about signing a much-expected Teesta River water sharing agreement with India.

Driving sustainable work practices

2014

The most recent 'GreenSteps in the Workplace program has wrapped up in Melbourne with inspiring professionals participating from a range of organisation types.

New business-friendly website launched on Environmental Upgrade Finance

2014

ClimateWorks Australia and the Sustainable Melbourne Fund have just launched a website - BetterBuildingFinance.com.au

MSI's Indigenous program shortlisted for a Banksia Award

2014

MSI's partnership project with the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation - 'Indigenous voices in climate change adaptation' - has been shortlisted for a 2014 Banksia Award.

Monash students present to United Nations Sustainable Solutions Network in New York

2014

Monash students, Sam Loni and Gemma Muir, presented to a meeting of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in New York last month.

Report shows pathway to a decarbonised Australian economy

2014

A comprehensive report on how Australia can decarbonise its economy and meet its share of the global greenhouse gas emissions reductions, while maintaining economic prosperity, has been released.

Stakeholder engagement workshop proves successful

2014

Sustainability education experts took part in a half-day workshop at Monash Clayton campus last week to discuss the findings of a Faculty of Education evaluation on the ResourceSmart Schools program.

Getting program implementation right

2014

Sustainability education experts took part in a half-day workshop at Monash Clayton campus last week to discuss the findings of a Faculty of Education evaluation on the ResourceSmart Schools program.

Global report shows 15 countries' pathways to a decarbonised economy

2014

A new report released today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shows how 15 countries, including Australia, could together cut emissions in half while tripling economic output.

Green Steps launches new professional training courses

2014

Green Steps has launched a new series of professional development training for staff in organisations who want to gain the skills and knowledge to embed sustainability initiatives in their workplace.

New project maps Australia's shift to net zero emissions by 2050

2014

A new project to develop a pathway for Australia to move to a low carbon economy by 2050 while building a prosperous nation was launched.

UN Open Working Group deliberates on Sustainable Development Goals

2014

MSI Director, Professor Dave Griggs, was in New York last month for the penultimate meeting of the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

Water bonus flows from climate change measures

2014

The equivalent of one-third of Melbourne's water use could be saved each year through the implementation of efficiency measures that deal with climate change, according to a new study.

Hundreds gather in town hall for Jeffrey Sachs talk

2014

Over 1100 people filed into the Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday night to hear world-acclaimed economist and Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, talk about Australia in the Age of Sustainable Development.

Professor Dave Griggs taking on new role with MSI

2014

After seven years in the role, internationally respected academic Professor Dave Griggs, will be stepping down as Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute.

SDSN Director Jeffrey Sachs to visit Australia in May

2014

Sustaianble Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Director Jeffrey D. Sachs will be visiting Australia on 18-23 May 2014 on a multi-city tour hosted by SDSN Australia/ Pacific, Monash University and Curtin University.

BehaviourWorks builds on strong foundations

Professor Edwina Cornish, Provost and Senior Vice-President, and Professor John Thwaites, Chair of the Monash Sustainability Institute, will be launching an ambitious five-year strategy for BehaviourWorks Australia on 4 April.

Deep Decarbonisation Pathways

ClimateWorks Australia and the Australian National University have been appointed to lead Australia's participation in the global 2050 Deep Decarbonisation Project.

ClimateWorks leads call for best practice vehicle emissions standards

ClimateWorks Australia, in partnership with CHOICE, has called on the Federal Government to introduce best practice vehicle CO2 emission standards within the next two years.

World Bank delegation at Monash

The Monash Sustainability Institute hosted a week-long visit from representatives of six countries supported by the Climate Investments Fund's Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and the World Bank.