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Banks committing to emission cuts

The big four banks are all looking at ways to reduce emissions from their investments and lending, with Westpac playing a leading role, a new analysis shows.

Inpex spends $10m investigating CCS; Adani urges more secrecy

LNG company Inpex has told the Productivity Commission it's not cost effective to sequester its emissions unless there's a carbon price of $100 in place, while Adani has called for more restrictions on public access to documents.

Waste export ban warning

Proposed bans on waste exports must be backed by new regulatory requirements to use recycled materials in packaging, a national waste and recycling organisation has warned.

Canberra to investigate 'right to repair' law

The federal government will review the need for a 'right to repair' law, and treasury departments will explore ways to harmonise waste levies, according to a waste action plan endorsed by governments on Friday.

Carbon prices rising as voluntary market booms

The era of very low carbon prices is over, says the largest secondary-market buyer of Australian carbon credits, as it plans an expansion into the US.

Ministers agree on waste ban deadlines

Environment ministers today agreed to phase in waste export bans from 1 July 2020 and made commitments on climate change, environmental assessments, and battery recycling.

SA unveils blue carbon plan

Projects that protect seagrass and mangroves should earn carbon credits and businesses clearing coastal land could purchase carbon offsets, says a new South Australian strategy.

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