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Monash presence in Canberra on climate change

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.

Celebrating the Sustainable Development Goals

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.

Monash Sustainability Institute Director addresses Parliamentary Breakfast

23 September 2015

MSI Director, Professor Rebekah Brown, recently participated in a parliamentary briefing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Professor Derk Loorbach visits Monash

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.

SDSN Youth at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015

2015

Monash student John Farrugia shares his experience of attending the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

Ecological engagement award for Sir Bob Watson

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 elected to head new global sustainable development youth network

2015

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.

Driving dialogue on sustainability

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.

Planning champion award for MSI Chair

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."

Taking the lead on sustainability in Malaysia

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.

The business of sustainable development

April 2015

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.

MSI helps Saudi Arabia create 'contemporary oasis'

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.

MSI host Xanana Gusmão book launch

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

Turning the spotlight on water

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.