* Climate Institute and Super Trustees to survey major funds * Charity, Ecos and KPMG urge $11.2 billion program targeting households * NSW environment court fines coal miner $200,000 * Tasmania to review water quality policy
* Don't risk nation's competitive advantage, warns Coalition * Climate Ready program seeks first round grant applications * How Queensland's climate impact statement process works * Tasmania to hold fuel summit * IPCC issues climate change and water report
* NSW government to go carbon neutral * Transport ministers to investigate mandatory vehicle CO2 standard * 20% of underground fuel tanks likely to be leaking, says Tasmanian government * Shadow environment minister calls for clean energy target * Westpac sets ground rules for suppliers
A report commissioned by the Tasmanian government has found that poor enforcement has resulted in a 'lack of interest or intent' in complying with hazardous waste controls.
Tasmania has critically under-resourced the management of hazardous waste and unless the situation changes it will find it difficult to attract investment in much-needed new hazardous waste management infrastructure, the report warns.
* Push for 'bill of rights' approach in Victorian climate Bill * Change laws, not just light bulbs, says Gore in new video * Rudd to sign Australia up to international carbon markets partnership * New NPI boiler manual released * Tasmanian government tables water and sewerage reform bills * Garnaut deadlines loom * Moving beyond 'learn, burn and give': should MBAs involve a 'green Hippocratic oath'?
An OECD review of Australia's environmental performance says serious breaches are 'inadequately prosecuted' in some jurisdictions and recommends that enforcement be strengthened, especially against big polluters.
The OECD also says voluntary measures often don't have 'meaningful' monitoring and compliance mechanisms and recommends greater use of economic instruments.