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Climate-KIC Australia appoints a new board chair and two new board members

Climate-KIC Australia appoints a new board chair and two new board members

24 November 2020

Sydney, November 24, 2020 – Climate-KIC Australia is pleased to announce that three new members are joining its Board of Directors, including a new Board Chairperson, Dominic McGann. With rich expertise across policy, research and private industry, the new Board members bring years of experience and leadership to help catalyse climate action in Australia through …

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Fortescue, Cbus and Aurecon are the latest to join Australian industry initiative set up to tackle supply chain emissions

Fortescue, Cbus and Aurecon are the latest to join Australian industry initiative set up to tackle supply chain emissions

23 November 2020

November 23 2020, Melbourne – Mining company Fortescue Metals Group, industry superfund Cbus and professional services firm Aurecon are the most recent companies to sign on to the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative. The initiative is a collaborative effort for industry and business leaders to collectively learn, develop research and take actions that move broader …

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New report surfaces fundamental impasse in climate adaptation finance gap

New report surfaces fundamental impasse in climate adaptation finance gap

23 November 2020

19 November 2020, Sydney – The Adaptation Finance Gap is real. Although governments and the finance sector alike recognise the opportunity in creating more resilient regions and cities, a lack of tangible financial flows into adaptation projects persists.  A new report from Climate-KIC Australia explains why this gap is so intransigent and hence, how to …

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Climate-KIC Australia releases Impact Report for 2019-20

Climate-KIC Australia releases Impact Report for 2019-20

20 November 2020

20 November 2020, Sydney – 2020 has been unprecedented. Off the back of catastrophic bushfires that devastated large tracts of Australia’s east coast, we have been thrown headfirst into a global pandemic the likes of which we haven’t seen in over a century. Over this past year, and despite the unprecedented disruption of a global …

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Australia wins big in the ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final

Australia wins big in the ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final

2 October 2020

October 2 2020, Amsterdam – More than 3,000 entrepreneurs from 56 countries participated in the ClimateLaunchpad 2020. This year’s global climate competition took place online from 30 September to 2 October. Two Australian start-ups, Elevenstore and Localcycle, made it to the final round of the competition, securing themselves a spot in the coveted EIT Climate-KIC …

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Aussie cleantech start-up wins place at prestigious EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator

Aussie cleantech start-up wins place at prestigious EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator

18 September 2020

Friday September 18 –  For the first time, an Australian ClimateLaunchpad entry has made it through to the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator, by winning the Southeast Asian final of the world’s biggest cleantech competition. Elevenstore, an all-female entry from Melbourne, won the ClimateLaunchpad Southeast Asia and Oceania final on Friday night, moving into the semi final and …

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New Australian guidelines launched to ensure  consistent climate change risks assessments and disclosure

New Australian guidelines launched to ensure consistent climate change risks assessments and disclosure

14 September 2020

Sydney, September 14th, 2020 – An Australian-first collaboration between climate scientists, insurers and the finance sector has produced new guidance for assessing the physical risks – such as tropical cyclones, bushfires and floods – of climate change to homes, buildings and critical infrastructure. The Climate Measurement Standards Initiative (CMSI) has developed a set of open-source …

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Three Cleantech Start-ups win Australian Final of ClimateLaunchpad

Three Cleantech Start-ups win Australian Final of ClimateLaunchpad

27 August 2020

Wednesday, August 26 2020 – Electric scooter batteries from biomass, removing organic waste from landfill, and a dedicated biodiesel factory for farmers are the three ideas that won the Australian final of the world’s biggest cleantech competition, ClimateLaunchpad. From around 50 Aussie entrants, these three clean-tech start-ups have progressed to to the South East Asian …

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Innovative road surface keeps Adelaide cool in summer

Innovative road surface keeps Adelaide cool in summer

21 August 2020

Adelaide, 21 August 2020 – An innovative trial project which saw sealant products applied to streets in the CBD has been shown to keep roads cooler during the day and night, reducing surface temperature. On hot days, asphalt roads contribute to heating cities and urban areas, known as the urban heat island effect. This can …

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New report shows potential of innovative road sealants to reduce urban heat island effect

New report shows potential of innovative road sealants to reduce urban heat island effect

20 August 2020

Adelaide, 20 August 2020 – On hot summer days, asphalt roads contribute to heating cities and urban areas, known as the urban heat island effect. This can impact the comfort of those using the space such as pedestrians and cyclists. It can also impact retail trade for businesses near urban heat islands and increase energy …

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