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Report: The Bottom Line – household impacts of delaying improved energy requirements in the Building Code

8 February 2018

Australia can cost-effectively strengthen residential energy efficiency standards in the Building Code and cut heating and cooling energy use by up to 51 per cent.

MSDI appoints Deputy Directors

25 January 2018

MSDI is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Deputy Directors in the areas of Research, Enterprise and Education.

Three reasons why share-bikes don’t fit Australian culture

25 January 2018  

To understand Australian culture and see why it’s problematic for share-bikes, let’s compare it to one of our neighbours – Singapore.

To end share-bike dumping, focus on how to change people’s behaviour

17 January 2018  

If we deal with why people are behaving badly, then we’ll see fewer of these bikes stuck up trees or clogging rivers.

MSDI 2017 Annual Activity Report

2 January 2018

The 2017 MSDI Annual Activity Report is now available to view and download.

MSDI partners with United Nations University for RISE

28 November 2017

This partnership will greatly assist RISE to streamline implementation and move through to effective policy dialogue with a wide network of international institutions and organisations.

With a few smart moves, we can relieve the pressure on gas

23 November 2017

The largest opportunity to reduce gas demand exists in industry, through improved energy efficiency as a result of reusing waste heat and upgrading boilers.

Children given a voice through RISE Dreaming activity in Fiji

20 November 2017

Children participate in RISE community consultation by designing their ideal neighbourhood

Transforming Harmful Social Norms in the Solomon Islands – A Research Project Launching Event

17 November 2017

To contribute to the global 16 Days of Activism campaign against Gender-based Violence, a launching event of a research project on “Transforming Harmful Social Norms in the Solomon Islands” was held on November 14th, 2017 at the Queen Victoria Women’s Trust Centre in Melbourne.

Documentary: Sustainable Futures

8 November 2017

As the planet’s resources continue to diminish, we must look to research, innovation and collaboration to deliver a sustainable world for future generations. Monash researchers and industry experts offer insights into the known solutions that will create a sustainable future.

Professor John Thwaites' contributions to sustainability recognised

2 November 2017

The Climate Alliance Business Leadership Awards recognise Australian business executives and organisations that have demonstrated leadership by addressing the opportunities or risks presented by climate change.

Monash University supports the New Urban Agenda in Indonesia and Fiji

31 October 2017

Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) is supporting the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Leave No One Behind-Pitch Event

20 October 2017

Twenty-one students representing nine teams have been shortlisted for the final stage of the inaugural Leave No One Behind social business competition.

Professor Rebekah Brown and Monash colleagues honoured for their contribution to Social Sciences

19 October 2017

Four Monash academics – including Monash Sustainable Development Institute Director Rebekah Brown – have been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. The honour is in recognition of their distinguished contributions to their disciplines and to society.

What's driving our planet's destruction?

13 October 2017

Professor Dave Griggs speaks with the Australian Conservation Foundation

Monash to become Australia’s first 100% renewable energy powered university

10 October 2017

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said the Net Zero initiative was the most ambitious project of its kind undertaken by an Australian university.

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