What’s missing in the climate change debate is the power of emotions
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by Joshua Freedman
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The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views The climate crisis is not just an environmental or political issue; it's a deeply emotional one, writes Joshua Freedman. What’s missing in the climate change debate is the power of emotions is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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What is COP and why should I care?
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by Susie Ho, Monash Innovation Guarantee, Gerry Nagtzaam, Sali Bache, Climateworks and Peter Graham, Monash University
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The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views Progress on climate issues may be slow but COP remains the best mechanism for pressuring governments to make the changes needed to avert catastrophe. What is COP and why should I care? is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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As potholes and storm damage gets bigger so does the burden on local council
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by Bevin Liu
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The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views In the last severe floods in New South Wales radio reports told of severe damage to roads, opening massive potholes and ratepayers are taking on the cost. As potholes and storm damage gets bigger so does the burden on local council is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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AHURI rips into federal government inaction on helping cities adapt to climate change
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by Bevin Liu
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The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute released new research on Thursday, tearing into government inaction and the lack of strong direction in helping its cities and towns cope with climate change impact, including a lack of legislation and funding. AHURI rips into federal government inaction on helping cities adapt to climate change is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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‘We’re sorry’ – and we promise to do better insurers, say as they try to attract customers back to the fold
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by Tina Perinotto and Bevin Liu
4M ago
The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views A weather event now known as Cat221 tested the insurance system last year and a new report now calls for insurers to improve their practices. ‘We’re sorry’ – and we promise to do better insurers, say as they try to attract customers back to the fold is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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Earth’s vital signs show we are in ‘uncharted territory’
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by The Fifth Estate
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The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views A new report has warned that 20 of 35 planetary vital signs are at “record extremes” – and life on Earth is imperilled. Earth’s vital signs show we are in ‘uncharted territory’ is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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Here’s an app to help you prepare your house for the bushfire season
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by Bevin Liu
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The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views A new app launched on Monday will allow households to access bushfire risk assessments in preparation for the upcoming summer. Here’s an app to help you prepare your house for the bushfire season is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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Building resilience against Sydney’s climate disasters
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by Bevin Liu
4M ago
The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views Taxpayers are picking up most of the tab for Sydney’s climate disasters and insurers are withdrawing from the market. Building resilience against Sydney’s climate disasters is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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On a busy week and those who work both sides of the climate fence
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by The Fifth Estate - our view
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The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views We’ve been busy. Again. On Wednesday we held the Masterclass #2 Kit and Fit part of our Festival of Electric Ideas, where nearly 150 people from the property industry’s biggest companies, government agencies and architectural firms turned out for more than two hours to hear how to do retrofits and electrification for existing buildings. And […] On a busy week and those who work both sides of the climate fence is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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IT and data centres are eating our carbon budgets but who’s paying attention?
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by Wendy Frew
7M ago
The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views On days of extreme heat do we cool our data centres or cool our homes? IT and data centres are eating our carbon budgets but who’s paying attention? is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia's sustainability newspaper ..read more
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