Climate Change

NSW Flood Recovery Program for Land-based Clean-up Program
Climate Change
19 April 2024

NSW Flood Recovery Program for Land-based Clean-up Program

In response to previous years' severe flooding events, the NSW EPA executed a Land-based Clean-up Program (the Program), engaging MRA as a specialist flood debris clean- up consultants to assess flood-impacted sites, engage with Program applicants and other stakeholders and coordinate debris removal.

Achieving our waste targets
Circular Economy
2 December 2022

Achieving our waste targets

By: Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group In 2019, Australia’s environment ministers and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) agreed to the National Waste Policy and Action Plan (NWPAP). For the first time, all Governments were committing to collective action on recycling, waste management and the creation of a more Circular Economy. Our governments finally agreed […]

A review of the draft NSW Climate Change Policy and Action Plan
Climate Change
16 November 2022

A review of the draft NSW Climate Change Policy and Action Plan

The NSW EPA has released the draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan that aims to set the framework for halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (from 2005 levels), zeroing emissions by 2050, and improving NSW’s resilience to climate change impacts.

Landfills are strong GHG emitters – that is what the science says
Carbon
21 September 2022

Landfills are strong GHG emitters – that is what the science says

I wish landfills were net carbon sinks that we could rely on to store organics. Landfills are significant GHG emitters. They sequester some carbon but not enough.

Celebrating emissions reductions but much more to do
Carbon
28 June 2022

Celebrating emissions reductions but much more to do

Australia generates 61.5 MT of “core” waste. Of this, 20.5 MT is sent to landfill.

Letter to Local Government- Climate Change and Local Government
Circular Economy
8 June 2022

Letter to Local Government- Climate Change and Local Government

I am glad that Local Government has levers that can reduce emissions and slow climate change.

IPCC Report paints grim picture
Carbon
19 May 2022

IPCC Report paints grim picture

The recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports paint a grim picture of the impacts of climate change and the pervasive lack of substantive action to combat it.

Creating a real carbon pump
Carbon
28 January 2022

Creating a real carbon pump

The COP26 climate change summit took place between 31 October and 13 November 2021 in Glasgow. The reason we needed this summit is that we are very efficient at pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere but singularly useless at getting it back out again.

What does the IPCC report mean?
Carbon
11 November 2021

What does the IPCC report mean?

The COP26 climate change summit took place between 31 October and 13 November 2021 in Glasgow. The reason we needed this summit is that we are very efficient at pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere but singularly useless at getting it back out again.

Super-spreader landfills causing climate change
Carbon
5 October 2021

Super-spreader landfills causing climate change

For more than ten years, MRA has been arguing for an “Organics Revolution” in Australia to remove organics from landfill.

Open letter to Australia’s Mayors – Why waste matters to your carbon footprint
Circular Economy
1 March 2021

Open letter to Australia’s Mayors – Why waste matters to your carbon footprint

The single biggest greenhouse gas emissions decision you will make as Mayor, is “Are we still sending organic waste to landfill?”

Could pyrolysis save the planet?
AWT
19 February 2021

Could pyrolysis save the planet?

There is only one technology that we know of that can reliably suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and sequester it. Photosynthesis. It is what every plant on the planet does every day.

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