Verandah Magazine puts out the call for Zero Emissions Byron

At Verandah Magazine we’re all in favour of a good cause – and this is a good cause.  Go to the link at the bottom of the story to support the Zero Emissions Byron project and help get Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson to Paris to showcase Byron at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference. He’s raised $2,420 of the $4,000 needed with eight days to go…

Zero Carbon Sonderborg one of more than a hundred ZERO Emissions projects globally

Sønderborg: the little-known Danish town with a zero carbon master plan

Denmark joins more than a hundred places around the world making business-friendly zero carbon commitments as they transition away from fossil fuels


Byron Shire talks zero emissions within 10 years.

Byron Shire talks zero emissions within 10 years - Prime Seven News bulletin - March 2015.

Australia risking 'systemic economic crisis' in decarbonising world: study

By John Conroy. The Australian, May 5 2015

Research released today by Beyond Zero Emissions shows that Australia has a 50% chance of systemic economic crisis, caused by ignoring the global shift to clean energy.

Without changing the Australian investment focus towards cleaner energy, the country is on course for “systemic economic decline”; which means high unemployment, high debt, and deep recession, the Carbon Crisis report says, saying Australia’s industry and exports are emissions intense.

BZE director of research Gerard Drew said that intensity was a growing economic liability as the international community strengthens its efforts to limit climate change.

States vow to boost large-scale renewables as RET stalemate continues

By Sophie Vorrath and Giles Parkinson. RenewEconomy, May 5 2015

Australia’s states and territories have vowed to work together to unblock the nation’s large-scale renewables market, at a joint meeting on climate change in Adelaide on Monday.

Australia faces risk of systemic economic crisis without carbon action, study finds

Peter Martin. Sydney Morning Herald, May 5 2015

Australia' emissions-intensive economy gives it a greater than 50 per cent chance of a systemic economic crisis a new study says.

Prepared by National Institute of Economic and Industry Research with Beyond Zero Emissions the study suggests that as the world becomes more carbon constrained, punitive measures could be imposed on nations not pulling their weight.

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