Latest Episodes

Green Power | Financing a Clean Economy
August 06, 2021

How can finance be used to have a positive impact at scale?The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is helping to cut carbon emissions by investing $10 billion on behalf of the Australian Government – in agriculture, cleantech innovation, energy

Efficiency First | Designing for Passive House
July 16, 2021

Originating in Germany in 1992, the Passive House methodology provides for energy efficient homes that support healthy indoor air quality and year-round thermal and acoustic comfort. Certified Passive Houses are underpinned by the five Passive House found

Next Life | Repurposing Materials
July 09, 2021

Construction sites generate an enormous amount of waste.Research from RMIT found that in 2017, 20.4 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste was generated in Australia. 33% of this waste went into landfills, with the rest either illegally dumpe

Driving Change | Integrating Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
July 02, 2021

With our ample solar and wind power resources, Australia has the opportunity to lead the global transition to a net zero carbon economy.Transport currently contributes 17% of Australia's total carbon emissions, with internal combustible engine (ICE) vehic

Circular Economy | Rethinking Linear Consumption
June 25, 2021

Victoria is expected to produce 40% more annual waste by 2046 than it did in the 2017–18 year. Strengthening our recycling system is critical, however it is not the panacea to our waste challenge. How can we reduce and reuse materials we consume bef

The Cost of Inaction | Modelling Climate Risk
June 18, 2021

The urgency of climate change has been notoriously challenging to communicate. Whilst the science is clear, a lack of immediate, tangible risk has plagued political will on climate action for decades. Extreme weather events felt across the World, and in A

Keeping Cool | The Value of Green Infrastructure
June 11, 2021

Climate change is leading to higher average temperatures and an increase in the number of extreme heat days above 35 degrees. With concrete, dark roofs and roads soaking up the heat, our cities are getting hotter, posing a significant health risk for the

Healthy Climate | Connecting Climate, Health and Housing with Dr Tim Read MP
June 04, 2021

Recent heatwaves, bushfires, floods and coastal erosion have exposed the depth of Australian households' vulnerability to climate change. Increasingly, the health impacts of these major events, as well as the more subtle, cumulative impacts of our changin

Community Power | Building Climate and Economic Resilience with Dr Helen Haines
May 28, 2021

How can local communities best share in the vast opportunities of our national transition to a net zero carbon economy and work together to become climate resilient?Throughout her successful campaign for election as an independent in the northeast Victori

Acting on Climate | Political Will on Climate Action with Zali Steggall
May 21, 2021

Ever since Zali Steggall won the Sydney seat of Warringah as an independent candidate in the 2019 election she has been a force for change in our federal parliament. Championing legislation on climate action, parliamentary integrity, and recently an amend