18 November 2015
Professor Dave Griggs recently travelled to Canberra with seven other eminent Australian climate scientists from Australian universities and the CSIRO to brief politicians on the Science of Climate Change in the lead up to COP21 in Paris.
28 October 2015
Over 350 people gathered at Federation Square on Monday19 October for a free public seminar on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and why they matter for Australia.
23 September 2015
MSI Director, Professor Rebekah Brown, recently participated in a parliamentary briefing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Monash recently hosted Professor Derk Loorbach, Director of the DRIFT Institute and expert on sustainability and Transitions Management who presented opportunities and approaches to support sustainable development in Australia.
Monash student John Farrugia shares his experience of attending the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York.
24 June 2015
Monash Visiting Professor Sir Bob Watson has been awarded the 2015 Ecological Engagement Award by the British Ecological Society. Given annually, the award recognises exceptional contributions in facilitating the use and understanding of ecology.
Monash student Siamak Sam Loni has been named Global Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth at the launch of the group in Paris last week. SDSN Youth was kick-started by Sam and fellow Monash University students in collaboration with MSI as an SDSN Australia/Pacific initiative.
03 June 2015
A major workshop organised by the Monash Sustainability Institute and the SDSN Australia/Pacific has called on the Australian Government to initiate a national dialogue on the United Nations's soon-to-be-finalised Sustainable Develoment Goals in Australia.
20 May 2015
Planning Institute Australia (PIA) has recognised the achievements of Monash in the field of planning excellence, bestowing Professor John Thwaites with the Planning Champion Award. Presented at the PIA National Awards for Planning Excellence in Melbourne last week, Professor Thwaites was recognised as a "tireless and energetic campaigner for improving the built environment."
06 May 2015
Monash Malaysia is continuing to expand its sustainability leadership with the Monash Sustainability Institute's Green Steps program running for a second year, starting in July. Pro Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Helen Bartlett, said the University recognised the importance of sustainability and enrichment for Monash Malaysia students.
Aligning business strategy to the principles of sustainable development is good for business. And the UN's soon-to-be-finalised Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could provide a framework for how it can be done.
15 April 2015
A delegation from the Monash Sustainability Institute recently spent two weeks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the invitation of the High Committee for the Environment, Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA). The ADA sought evaluation of their environmental plan for Saudi Arabia's capital city.
25 March 2015
The former Prime Minister of Timor Leste and independence hero, His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão was the guest of MSI in March for the launch of Raising a Nation: The Speeches of Xanana Gusmão 2011 – 2014
02 March 2015
The impact of rapid urbanisation and climate change means cities all around the world are at risk of becoming dramatically less liveable, unless fundamental changes are made to the way we plan and design them.