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Celebrating Innovation: Spotlight on 2024 Melbourn Climate Tech Showcase

The positive energy from the 2024 Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase at Melbourne Connect is still reverberating

June 19, 2024


Getting unyoked is about many indescribable things.

June 19, 2024

BioCarbon is Transforming Steelmaking: The Role of Biochar in Decarbonising Steel

Global Growth Program cohort company BioCarbon explains how their biochar production will revolutionise the steel industry

June 17, 2024

Meet the 2023 Queensland Women in Climate Tech Fellowship Cohort

Meet the inaugural Queensland Women in Climate Tech Fellowship Cohort

June 5, 2024

Eisenhower Matrix

Life feels so busy. But this is so often created by culture and convention. And can be changed.

June 5, 2024

SA Water Supporting Climate Tech Innovation

SA Water supporting climate tech innovation in the region.

May 23, 2024

Investors keen to finance climate tech innovation

Technology is critical to solving climate change and the acceleration of capital flows into climate tech is good news for everyone committed to a net zero future.

May 23, 2024

Pitching Tomorrow's Solutions Today: How Climate Techs Can Communicate Impact To Investors And Customers

How do climate techs communicate impact in a way that resonates in the short-term without diminishing the long-term objectives and outcomes of their product or service?

May 22, 2024

Innovating for Impact: Avani's Role in Reshaping the Built Environment

Avani, a member of our Global Growth Program Cohort 2, enables the built environment to decarbonise and save resources, to help save the planet.

May 14, 2024

A sustainable tomorrow starts today

Terran Industries is supporting the world's the intentional, permanent green transition

May 10, 2024

2024 North Queensland Sustainable Innovation Showcase

An event in Townsville spotlighted innovators from North Queensland

May 2, 2024


What's unique about actually being in nature?

April 24, 2024

Geoneon is transforming geospatial data to protect people and planet

Roxane Bandini-Maeder's climate solution bridges the gap between environmental data and reporting

April 16, 2024

Bonjour Paris! Australian Climate Tech in the EU

Climate Salad and 12 Australian Climate Tech Companies showcased their solutions to the EU during an international trade mission to Paris

April 11, 2024

Author and Climate Activist, Sarah Wilson joins us for the Climate Tech Showcase

Bestselling author, climate activist and minimalist, Sarah Wilson will be joining us to speak about 'why addressing the climate crisis is so important'.

April 8, 2024

Introducing Olivia Utharntharm, our Programs Manager

Please meet our Programs Manager, Olivia Utharntharm

April 8, 2024

Kite Magnetics and Swinburne AIR Hub Unveil Ultra-High Efficiency Propeller for Electric Aircraft

Kite Magnetics, in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology’s Aerostructures Innovation Research (AIR) Hub, has developed an ultra-high-efficiency propeller designed specifically for electric aircraft, promising significantly enhanced flight performance. The high-efficiency, low-noise propeller is a result of advanced computer simulations that will lead to improved propeller efficiency of up to 92%.

April 3, 2024

Investor Updates - Tips and Tricks

A few thoughts on investor updates

March 27, 2024

2024 WA Climate Tech Investor Connect

We were excited to meet with investors in Perth!

March 19, 2024

Go West! Highlights of the 2024 WA Climate Tech Meetup

Climate Salad took a trip to Perth in Feb 2024, connecting with some wonderful WA-based folks in the climate tech space.

March 19, 2024

The Benefits Of Staring Out The Window

Inspiration for disconnecting to reconnect: there's something about staring out the window...

March 19, 2024

Australian Women in Climate Tech? Count Her In.

Regardless of next year’s International Women’s Day theme, we know that this message will need to be repeated.

March 19, 2024

Navigating Self-Doubt in Climate Jobs

Exploring self-doubt or 'imposter syndrome' in climate jobs

January 18, 2024

What is a 'Climate Job'?

What does the term 'climate job' actually mean?

January 18, 2024

Bold Predictions for 2024

We ask the experts for their insights on the 12 months ahead.

January 18, 2024

The 10 Keys to Scaling in Climate Tech

Founder & CEO of CIM, David Walsh, shares key learnings from his journey

January 15, 2024

2023 At Climate Salad

It was a big year... just how big???

December 22, 2023

Highlights and Insights from the Australian Climate Tech Festival & Awards 2023

The Wrap Up From The 2023 Australian Climate Tech Festival & Awards

December 8, 2023

Queensland Climate Tech Showcase 2023: Unveiling Innovation

Celebrating Queensland's Climate Tech Industry 2023

November 13, 2023

Aussie Climate Tech in San Francisco

14 climate tech companies went to Verge in SF for a San Francisco Trade Mission alongside Climate Salad and the Queensland Government

November 12, 2023

Careers for Net Zero Fair 2023

Ready to make your next career move? The Careers for Net Zero Fair 2023 in Melbourne is for anyone who wants to find out more about how their knowledge and skills can make a difference across the clean economy. 

October 25, 2023

Climate at SxSW Sydney

All the climate-related events at the upcoming event Oct 16-20

October 15, 2023

Introducing our Members Platform

We're excited to give you an overview of our updated members platform featuring a new directory, jobs board, events page and profiles.

October 13, 2023

Unlocking the Potential of Australian Homes for a Sustainable Future with Val.Ai

Australian family homes are poised to play a pivotal role in the nation's ambitious target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Find out how Val.Ai are piloting Home Efficiency technology in 2023.

October 4, 2023

Climate and Capital: Four Considerations for Climate Tech Founders Looking to Secure Investment

With a tight funding environment and a growing number of climate techs looking for funding, founders often need to differentiate themselves and demonstrate a compelling impact and commercial proposition to secure investment. So what does it take to prepare?

August 30, 2023

Global Growth Program Cohort 1 Announced

Meet the first-ever cohort of companies we're helping to expand internationally. It's an incredible list of companies.

August 15, 2023

South Australia Climate Tech Showcase - Feb 8, 2023

South Australia boasts more renewable energy than any other state, but how do we make sure South Australia also becomes the net exporter of climate tech solutions?

August 14, 2023

Build for Impact Event at Melbourne Town Hall

Last week’s Build for Impact event celebrated our 2023 Australian Climate Tech Industry Report as well as the launch of the Melbourne Climate Network. Within the wonderful setting of the Melbourne Town Hall, this event was a partnership between Climate Salad and the City of Melbourne.

August 14, 2023

Climate Salad supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Why our climate tech community is supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart

July 12, 2023

Improving the sustainability of homes, that's hot!

Top Property is an online marketplace platform dedicated to energy and water efficiency, to improve the sustainability of our homes.

July 11, 2023

We have an Events Manager and his name is Christian!

As we grow and offer more in-person and online events, we now have an Events Manager, Christian

July 10, 2023

Welcome to Alison Bird, our new program manager

Climate Salad welcomes our new program manager, Alison Bird.

July 10, 2023

Cleaning waterways and creating circular solutions

Sustainable Oil Recovery and Remediation (SORR) is a company dedicated to the removal of dangerous hydrocarbons phosphates heavy metal and PFAS from the environment.

July 7, 2023

Charcoal bricks of gold!

From woody wastes, we produce a charcoal briquette that replaces coal in steelmaking, a clean burning gas and a liquid biostimulant for agriculture.

June 27, 2023

Understanding finance for startups with KPMG High Growth Ventures

If you don't have a finance background, it can be hard to understand what your finance function should look like as your startup grows.

June 21, 2023

R&D tax, grants and opportunities with KPMG

Government grants and tax incentives are a valuable source of non-dilutive funding for founders, particularly as capital markets have tightened.

June 9, 2023

Reluv-ing recycled fashion for climate

Reluv is an Australian owned digital platform designed to help the circular fashion industry

May 31, 2023

Australia's defining moment in climate tech

The inaugural Climate Tech Festival was a defining moment in the Australian climate tech ecosystem, demonstrating the strength of this industry.

May 29, 2023

Revolutionising climate related risks

Geoneon is revolutionising the way asset managers assess climate-related risks and implement effective adaptation strategies with their cutting-edge software platform

May 12, 2023

The big mobile charger changing the game

Electrobase mobile charging is changing the game.

May 12, 2023

The Australian Climate Technology Landscape

The Australian Climate Technology Landscape

May 10, 2023

Improving air quality and reducing carbon

Steribright has created a distributed hardware/software platform

May 1, 2023

Climate Salad collaborating with AWS to help climate tech founders go further

Climate Salad collaborating with AWS to help climate tech founders go further by Mick Liubinskas

April 28, 2023

On a mission to make secondhand mainstream

SwapUp is a managed marketplace on a mission to make secondhand mainstream.

April 26, 2023

The Australian Climate Tech Ecosystem

Mapping out the Australian Climate Tech Ecosystem of companies, investors and supporters.

April 24, 2023

Education in Sustainable Development Resources

A list of ideas, articles and tools to help people conduct sustainable development resources

April 13, 2023

Women in Focus: Tina Funder, Founder of ALT.Leather

Tina Funder leads a specialised team developing an Australian-made plant-based leather that will be infinitely better for the planet than animal and plastic-based leathers.

April 6, 2023

How technology can help nature

Xylo Systems is a biodiversity intelligence platform supporting businesses in measuring, minimising and reporting their impact on nature.

April 6, 2023

Climate Salad launches the Global Growth Program

Climate Salad launches the Global Growth Program across Melbourne and Sydney

April 5, 2023

Tackling food waste one kitchen at a time!

We help take the manual and mental workload out of managing the kitchen. Less work. Less effort. Less uneaten food. Save money. Reduce your environmental food print.

March 31, 2023

The future of construction is here with Earthbuilt

Earthbuilt® is the future of construction. It is an ultra-low carbon extrusion produced by machines that compress construction waste to form structures and wrap them in high-tensile membranes.

March 31, 2023

Software solutions for solar installers and energy retailers

A climate tech company profile deep dive into Accurassi

March 29, 2023

Women in Focus: Evannah Jayne, Founder and Director of Terran Industries

"We're incredibly proud of the female founders represented in our community. Such diversity in founding teams brings critical new perspectives and ideas to the table." Adapted from the 2022 Industry Report.

March 27, 2023

Empowering the Community Energy Revolution

Unique in the space, RedGrid's tools and platforms are open-source, vendor-agnostic and specifically designed to provide a seamless path for community project planners and their users to take control of their energy and keep value local.

March 22, 2023

Women in Focus: Molly Fullee, Co-founder and COO of Fulle

"If you're a woman in this sector, Ladies, you are rock stars, game changers, and trailblazers all rolled into one. My advice to help you soar even higher: Believe in yourself and your abilities. You belong in climate tech, and you have what it takes to succeed. Keep reaching for the stars!" - Molly Fullee

March 22, 2023

Women in Focus: Allys Todd, Founder and Director of Val.AI

“Climate tech brings together people from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions to one of the most pressing challenges of our time.” Allys Todd, Founder of Val.Ai

March 9, 2023

Collaborative Disruption in Climate Tech

Climate tech startups and big corporations need to work together to mitigate climate disaster.

February 24, 2023

Thriving climate tech innovation ecosystem of SA

In partnership with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Climate Tech is on the agenda to thrive in South Australia.

February 22, 2023

The Mobility Opportunity in Climate

Virescent Ventures, Industry Report Partner, sees the mobility sector heating up

February 22, 2023

Resourcing the net-zero transition

Industry Report partner NextOre uses tech to make mining more sustainable

February 15, 2023

Mapping the Australian Climate Tech Ecosystem

The second-ever Climate Tech Founders Survey has launched, to chart the growth of the Australian ecosystem. If you're a founder, you can complete the survey today.

February 10, 2023

Celebrating the 2022 Climate tech award winners

Celebrating the 2022 achievements in Australian climate tech

February 9, 2023

Climate Salad welcomes Audrey

Climate Salad is thrilled to welcome Audrey to the team!

January 30, 2023

Climate Salad welcomes Stefan

As the Climate Salad team grows, we welcome Stefan Knight

January 18, 2023

The 2022 Australia & New Zealand Climate Tech 100

The Australia and New Zealand Climate Tech 100 is HolonIQ’s annual list of the most promising startups working in new energy, the environment and sustainability.

December 15, 2022

Unleashing the power of families for climate action

Be The Future unleashes the power of families to drive positive climate action

November 21, 2022

Taking Australian climate tech global

Meet the Australian climate tech companies taking on the US

November 18, 2022

HolonIQ Australia and New Zealand Climate Tech 100 2022

HolonIQ has announced their 2022 Australia and New Zealand Climate Tech 100

November 16, 2022

How early is too early to talk to an investor?

We caught up with early-stage energy climate tech investors at Investible to pick their brains about investing in climate tech startups.

November 13, 2022

We believe that women are a driving force in climate tech

We are at a critical juncture in the world, where the actions that we take today will shape the future of our planet. We caught up with KPMG High Growth Ventures on why it's important to back women in climate tech.

November 9, 2022

Quality produce that doesn't cost the earth

Meet the founders who want to create the world's most sustainable supermarket.

October 21, 2022

Climate Salad Trade Mission: To the US

Climate Salad is taking a delegation of climate tech companies to San Fransisco and Verge Climate Tech Festival in October 22. Apply now!

October 14, 2022

Welcome Charlotte Connell as Head of Engagement at Climate Salad

Climate Salad's new team member leading engagement

October 10, 2022

Transform our world by understanding it

Industry Report Partner Eratos built a platform optimised for physical world data

October 4, 2022

Tips For a San Francisco Tech Trip

Some top insider tips from Mick if you're journeying to SF for the first time.

September 27, 2022

SwitchDin's smart grid is making renewable energy equitable and efficient

SwitchDin paves the way for an intelligent, renewable grid.

September 16, 2022

Australian vine health technology set to grow

Deep Planet is helping Australian viticulture adapt to the effects of a changing climate

September 16, 2022

Climate Salad's Climate Tech Festival and Awards

Australia's innovative climate tech network is proud to present its inaugural Climate Tech Festival and sceond annual awards.

September 14, 2022

Salad team welcomes Jared to the mix

You may know Jared from his previous role as Head of Sustainability at Canva, Climate Salad welcome a new team member.

September 9, 2022

Data and devices are delivering real time climate impact

Industry Report Partner Wattwatchers uses scaleable tech to intelligently solve complex energy demands

September 5, 2022

Optimising HVAC for comfort and the climate

Hal Systems uses predictive tech to ensure as the demands of HVAC increase, the environmental cost does not.

August 31, 2022

Climate Change: Why are we here?

The earth seems so big, we couldn't possibly use all the resources.

August 30, 2022

Blown away by our biggest showcase yet in Queensland

In partnership with the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Queensland Climate Tech Showcase impressed!

August 24, 2022

Sustainability is now everyone's business

Climate Salad had a chat with venture builder, innovation strategist, and community Builder Philippe Ceulen of Mandalay Ventures.

August 15, 2022

Driving the Greatest Climate Impact

Industry Report Partner Wollemi supports climate tech startups with innovative capital solutions, long-term partnership and strategic advisory.

August 5, 2022

Measuring Climate Impact to Avoid Greenwashing

Industry Report Partner KPMG helps companies develop and report climate impact

August 5, 2022

Tools and Resources

Books on Climate Change

Books on climate change, sustainability and the environment

Investor Introduction Template

Tips on getting introductions

Company Updates for Climate Tech Companies

Guideline for company updates

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Working Group I, Summary for Policy-Makers: THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS

IPCC Sixth Assessment, Working Group I, THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS, Summary for Policy-makers, August 2021

Basic Tips for Mentors

Tips for mentors

Climate Solution by Innovation Stage

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Beyond The Buzzwords

Simple explanations of climate issues and opportunities

Carbon Pulse News Service

News and intelligence on carbon markets, greenhouse gas pricing, and climate policy

Links: Getting Customers

Links on getting customers

Australian Climate Tech Investor List

A list of climate tech angel and venture capital investors in Australia

Capital Raising Toolkit

Tools for capital raising

Video: Welcome to the Anthropocene

Video about climate change

Links: Climate Change

Links on climate change

Links: Climate Tech

Links on climate tech

Climate Tech News

US regulators say SVB customers will be made whole as second bank fails
In an extraordinary action to restore confidence in America's banking system, the Biden administration on Sunday guaranteed that customers of the failed Silicon Valley Bank will have access to all their money starting Monday
April 6, 2023
Hub71 and Investible’s Partnership Opens Doors for ClimateTech Startups
Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, has found a new ally to help startups gain access to capital, with its recent partnership with Investible, the Asia-Pacific based venture capital firm.
April 6, 2023
Market downturn is starting to infect climate tech
Dealmaking fell three straight quarters to pandemic levels.
April 5, 2023
What can I do about climate change? 14 ways to take positive action
Amid warnings of record temperatures and raging wildfires in Europe, many people are asking – what can I do about climate change? More than you think, perhaps
April 5, 2023
The climate solution that not enough people are talking about
Why bringing back elephants, sharks and other big beasts could be surprisingly useful in the race to bring down emissions
April 5, 2023
'Big oil' bankrolls more climate VC deals, a dilemma for founders
The flow of fossil fuel dollars into climate-tech VC deals jumped in recent years—but accepting checks from "big oil" isn't a straightforward proposition for some green startup founders.
April 5, 2023
5 Climate Tech StartUps Tackling Existential Global Problems
The world faces the harsh realities of climate change, with rising sea levels, severe droughts, and catastrophic wildfires becoming more frequent and intense. The need for solutions to mitigate the devastating impacts of climate change has never been more pressing
April 5, 2023
Italian plan to ban lab-grown food criticised as misguided
The Italian government has approved a draft law that would ban food grown in laboratories, including artificial meat, as it seeks to “safeguard our nation’s heritage”.
April 5, 2023
Elephant in the dining room: Australian start-up makes woolly mammoth meatball
An Australian company lifted the glass cloche on a meatball made of lab-grown cultured meat using the genetic sequence from the long-extinct pachyderm, saying it was meant to fire up public debate about the hi-tech treat.
April 5, 2023
Climate investor group IIGCC unveils net-zero transition initiative
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has launched a climate initiative aimed scaling and accelerating climate-related corporate engagement.
April 5, 2023
The White House's 2024 budget proposal prioritizes climate tech
The Biden administration's 2024 Proposed Budget signals a sustained future for the climate tech sector.
April 5, 2023
Three steps towards building the climate tech talent pool
Recent articles have opined that the slew of layoffs from large tech firms could help channel more talent into jobs that leverage technology to address climate change. Some have even suggested that big tech’s “implosion” could be a watershed moment for moving more talent into the sector.
April 5, 2023
Climate deal struck after Labor and the Greens reach safeguard mechanism agreement
The federal government has secured the support it needs to implement its central climate change commitment, after reaching a deal with the Greens following months of safeguard mechanism negotiations.
April 5, 2023
Rich Lister’s $100m investment in ‘huge commercial opportunity’
Rich Lister and philanthropist Alan Schwartz will on Wednesday commit $100 million to investments in carbon reduction initiatives, with millions more to advocate for policy and regulatory change, and insists the money is far from charity.
April 5, 2023
Allume Energy SolShare System Brings Rooftop Solar To Apartment Dwellers
Australia’s Allume Energy has the world’s only technology capable of sharing rooftop solar with multiple units in residential apartment buildings.
April 5, 2023
Giant Leap for climate tech despite economic slowdown
Bucking economic headwinds, the climate crisis is a key driver of growth in Australian startups, a benchmark report shows.
April 5, 2023
Global fresh water demand will outstrip supply by 40% by 2030, say experts
The world is facing an imminent water crisis, with demand expected to outstrip the supply of fresh water by 40% by the end of this decade, experts have said on the eve of a crucial UN water summit.
April 5, 2023
Nature based solutions: how nature can help prevent flooding
With climate change driving more and more extreme flooding events, engineers are increasingly turning to nature for solutions.
April 3, 2023
The polluting flaw in the safeguard mechanism
The Greens and David Pocock seek big changes to the safeguard mechanism, and a climate trigger. In the meantime, the policy allows companies to entirely offset emissions with sham credits. By Mike Seccombe.
April 3, 2023
Queenslanders to be banned from dumping solar panels in landfill under new recycling program
More than 25m panels are expected to be installed across the state over the next decade
April 3, 2023
Paris, Stockholm, London: Europe’s climate tech hotbeds
Climate tech startups in those three cities raised over €1bn in 2022, and each is home to at least one green unicorn
April 3, 2023
EU targets 40% of clean tech to be made within the bloc by 2030
Draft regulation is response to US subsidies and Chinese state support for green-tech sector
April 3, 2023
Climate agrifoodtech bucks global funding decline as sector brings in $29.6bn in 2022
Funding to foodtech and agtech (agrifoodtech) startups reached $29.6 billion in 2022, down 44% year-over-year (YoY), according to a new report from food, agriculture, and climate-tech venture capital firm AgFunder, in collaboration with global ecosystem partner Temasek.
March 22, 2023
New Board Appointments Enhance Rumin8's Climate Tech Development Experience
Australian climate technology company Rumin8 has announced the appointment of a new board member and board observer, both with significant climate-tech company development experience, in an effort to enhance its climate-tech development experience.
March 22, 2023
Carbon Counter: Meet the woman who wants to create an Australian 'carbon unicorn'
Sophia Hamblin Wang and her company MCI is powering the carbon economy with carbon dioxide taken from the atmosphere
March 22, 2023
Electricity is in the air as scientists discover new power source
Australian researchers have discovered a substance that converts air into electricity, opening the way for future devices to be powered by the air around them.
March 22, 2023
EV battery recycler hits 95% recovery rate in world-first collection program
The company founded by Tesla cofounder and former chief technical officer J. B. Straubel, has a mission to “build a circular supply chain to power a sustainable world and accelerate the reduction of fossil fuels.”
March 22, 2023
EVs are far cleaner than gas-powered cars — even if batteries require more mining
Fossil fuel cars emit 12 times more carbon dioxide per mile than electric ones
March 22, 2023
Ocean treaty: Historic agreement reached after decade of talks
Nations have reached a historic agreement to protect the world's oceans following 10 years of negotiations. The High Seas Treaty aims to help place 30% of the seas into protected areas by 2030, to safeguard and recuperate marine nature.
March 22, 2023
NSW puts $64 million into two green hydrogen hubs amid $1.5 billion in incentives now on the table
The NSW government is investing $64 million into the state’s the first two green hydrogen hub projects, in the Illawarra and Moree, as it also opens up applications for $1.5 billion in concessions for large-scale green hydrogen producers.
March 22, 2023
Mike Cannon-Brookes backs new battery investment fund through his family VC Grok
Atlassian cofounder and renewables advocate Mike Cannon-Brookes has backed a new fund to finance grid-scale battery projects via his family fund, Grok Ventures.
March 22, 2023
‘Greenwashing’ firms face steep new UK fines for misleading claims
Legislation could see companies fined millions of pounds for making unproven environmental assertions to sell their products
March 22, 2023
Nokia launches DIY repairable budget Android phone
Nokia has announced one of the first budget Android smartphones designed to be repaired at home allowing users to swap out the battery in under five minutes in partnership with iFixit.
March 22, 2023
Conservation efforts celebrated as 26 Australian species no longer need threatened listing
Australia may be the world’s leader in mammal extinction, with accelerating threats to native biodiversity in a changing climate – but successful conservation efforts may provide a glimmer of hope
March 22, 2023
Australia to make area the size of Germany a marine park in Southern Ocean
The Australian government plans to make an area about the size of Germany in the Southern Ocean a marine zone, strengthening protections around Macquarie Island for millions of penguins and seals.
March 22, 2023
Six Australian startups that landed $178 million this week
It’s been a spicy week for raises this week with a whopping $178 million being split across six startups, with the largest sitting at $105 million on its own.
March 22, 2023
Don’t kid yourself. The climate wars ain’t over yet
All sides are busy trying to figure out who would have more to lose if the safeguard mechanism dies in the Senate.
February 21, 2023
Why are BP, Shell, and Exxon suddenly backing off their climate promises?
It wasn’t long ago that oil giants were trying to outdo one another with promises to cut carbon emissions and take on climate change.
February 21, 2023
London ULEZ: Emissions cut in central London by 46% - City Hall data
The capital's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) saw harmful pollution decrease in central and inner London, according to a new City Hall report.
February 21, 2023
Climate change agtech startup Loam raises $105 million Series B
Decarbonisation startup Loam, which uses microbes to sequester carbon in farm soils, has raised $105 million in a Series B.
February 21, 2023
Existing Clean Technology Can Cut Australia’s Emissions 80 per cent in Five Years
Australia can slash its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 80 per cent in five years using existing clean technology, a report has found. This is almost double the Federal Government’s current target of 43 per cent from 2005 levels.
February 21, 2023
Michael Liebreich wants existing low-carbon technologies to be scaled up much faster
The energy analyst says we can’t wait for more innovative energy sources to become viable
February 21, 2023
Planet A Ventures comes out of the door with a €160M European, science-backed climate fund
These days climate investing is hot — if you will pardon the awful pun — but the days of just raising a fund and calling it “climate focused” are well and truly over.
February 21, 2023
Osher Gunsberg tips cash into mushroom start-up
Mushroom protein player Fable has roped in celebrity backers in its push to dive deeper into the US, UK and Asian markets, with Australian media personality Osher Gunsberg investing in the company’s latest funding round.
February 21, 2023
Australia blocks coal mine to protect Great Barrier Reef
For the first time in history, Australia has blocked the creation of a coal mine under environmental laws.
February 21, 2023
This solar + storage system is made up of 1,300 second-life EV batteries
A hybrid solar + storage facility comprised of 1,300 second-life EV battery packs is fully operational in California.
February 21, 2023
Concrete traps CO2 soaked from air in climate-friendly test
A California startup using rocks to soak up carbon dioxide from the air has teamed up with a Canadian company to mineralize the gas in concrete, a technological tie-up that is a first and they say could provide a model for fighting climate change globally.
February 21, 2023
Energy Transition Investment Trends
Global investment in the low-carbon energy transition totaled $1.1 trillion in 2022 – a new record and a huge acceleration from the year before – as the energy crisis and policy action drove faster deployment of clean energy technologies.
February 21, 2023
Uber and Lyft told to offer only electric ride-sharing in New York by 2030
Uber and Lyft, the two biggest ride-sharing companies in the New York City area have been told by Eric Adams, the city’s mayor, to clean up their fleet by 2030.
February 21, 2023
The six reasons Australia must change to save its future economy
The country is plummeting in the global rankings of innovative nations and risks becoming a low-paid, services economy unless it reconsiders investment in deep tech.
February 21, 2023
Laid-off tech workers could find a home at startups trying to solve the climate crisis
Climate startups now have a growing talent pool to choose from, and hiring is picking up, according to recruiters, venture capitalists, and workers who already made the jump from Big Tech to climate tech.
February 21, 2023
Strong El Niño could make 2024 the first year we pass 1.5°C of warming
Early modelling suggests the world’s climate could shift to an El Niño pattern towards the end of 2023, which is likely to increase the global average temperature
February 21, 2023
“Climate Tech Is The Fastest Growing Investment Vertical” Says Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs
2022 was a significant year for clean tech investment growth on the platform with clean energy growth outperforming all other sectors with 40% more investors moving into the space in 2022 than the year before.
February 21, 2023
NSW sets up Australia’s first corporate carbon cop
Transport companies, miners, manufacturers and electricity producers across NSW will be forced to take on the lion’s share of cutting emissions under a nation-first carbon crackdown by the state’s environmental regulator.
February 21, 2023
Gates, Forrest back Perth’s cow methane-buster start-up
Climate change crusader and outspoken cattle industry critic Bill Gates has thrown his support behind an Australian start-up that has developed technology to slash methane emissions from beef and dairy industries.
February 21, 2023
New Solar Panels Allow Farmers to See the Light
Researchers harness sunlight to harvest energy and food together, utilizing the full spectrum of light to improve outputs.
February 6, 2023
Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest certifier are worthless, analysis shows
The forest carbon offsets approved by the world’s leading certifier and used by Disney, Shell, Gucci and other big corporations are largely worthless and could make global heating worse, according to a new investigation.
February 6, 2023
Up founder backs climate investing app
The founders of Envato and neobank Up have backed Brisbane-based fintech Bloom Impact Investing, as the investing app surpassed $1.6 million in funds under management and 200 customers.
February 6, 2023
Exxon climate predictions were accurate decades ago. Still it sowed doubt
Decades of research by scientists at Exxon accurately predicted how much global warming would occur from burning fossil fuels, according to a new study in the journal Science.
February 6, 2023
The Jump in Energy Prices Drove More Money to Climate Tech Last Year
Funding for startups aiming to decarbonize the environment rose 4% in 2022
February 6, 2023
Breakthrough solar panel startup SunDrive teams up with Sydney University on $2.78 million research project
A University of Sydney Professor developing cutting edge solar technology has received $2.78 million in research funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to commercial the idea in a partnership with Sydney startup SunDrive.
February 6, 2023
What can Australia learn from California's climate change response?
Australia and California have much in common – sun, surf and an over-representation of screen talent. With a population of 40 million people, the US state is bigger than our 26 million, but that's not wildly different when comparing jurisdictions.
February 6, 2023
The challenge of delivering a 'climate-positive' 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games
Delivering a "climate-positive" Olympics and Paralympic Games in Brisbane 2032 will require "radical thinking" that puts the needs of the planet above the wants of humans, experts say.
February 6, 2023
Billionaire bust-up burns Sun Cable project
A dramatic business bust-up between billionaires Andrew Forrest and Mike Cannon-Brookes has resulted in the collapse of the company behind a $35 billion solar power export project to Singapore, just when it was gearing up for a major campaign to put together funding for construction.
February 6, 2023
Carbon credit scheme review rejects criticisms it is flawed, recommends changes to improve transparency
An independent review into the government's carbon credit scheme has rejected suggestions it is fundamentally flawed, but has made a series of recommendations to improve its transparency and integrity.
February 6, 2023
'Ray of hope’: Climate action professionals share why 2022 was an optimistic year
As we look back at 2022, it’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to climate action. Progress has been made on a number of fronts, with the growth in renewable energy leading the charge - in the EU, solar power soared by almost 50 per cent this year.
February 6, 2023
12 Predictions For Venture Capital In 2023
Some people are calling 2022 the year the party ended. Others are calling it the hangover, or even the new normal. What we can all agree on is that 2022 was a year of reckoning for the venture capital (VC) industry.
February 6, 2023
Cop15: historic deal struck to halt biodiversity loss by 2030
Governments appear to have signed a once-in-a-decade deal to halt the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems, but the agreement seems to have been forced through by the Chinese president, ignoring the objections of some African states.
February 6, 2023
Nuclear fusion need not apply: Planet-saving tech is ready to scale
Earlier this month, scientists shot a cluster of lasers at hydrogen isotopes and—for the briefest of moments—got an inkling of what it would be like to control a star.
February 6, 2023
Amazon commits $53 million to fast-track innovations by female climate tech entrepreneurs
Amazon and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are launching a public-private partnership to address the gender inequities that exist for women in the climate finance ecosystem and to support female entrepreneurs with the resources they need to accelerate climate change innovations.
January 23, 2023
Prestigious Prime Minister's 2022 Prize for Innovation awarded to CSIRO's PhotonAssay™ technology
The PhotonAssay™ technology was developed by #CSIRO. It delivers faster, safer, more accurate, and environmentally friendly analysis of gold for the minerals industry.
January 23, 2023
Australian Red Cross announces partnership with local start-up Climasens to scale climate intelligence platform through the Humanitech Lab
Climasens, a climate intelligence start-up, has received a boost to scale its impact through the Humanitech Lab. The innovation program is spearheaded by Humanitech, an initiative of Australian Red Cross, focused on harnessing technology and social innovation to meet humanitarian need.
January 13, 2023
NSW declares first renewable energy zone with offshore wind in plan to replace coal
The NSW Government has declared its fourth renewable energy zone – and the first to include access to offshore wind – as it races to put in the infrastructure for new wind, solar and storage to replace the country’s biggest fleet of coal generators.
January 13, 2023
Carbon management startup tackling ‘scope 3’ emissions for business raises $3 million
Carbon management startup Avarni has raised $3 million in venture funding, less than 12 months after launching.
January 13, 2023
Albanese government looking at laws to force big business to disclose climate efforts
Banks and other big businesses will be forced to come clean with the public about what they are doing to cut emissions under plans put forward by the Albanese government.
January 13, 2023
Global renewable capacity growth set to double over next five years, says IEA
Global renewable power capacity growth is set to double over the next five years, driven by energy security concerns in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.
January 13, 2023
Half of Australia’s biggest companies have net-zero emissions plans, but climate action may come too late
About half of Australia’s biggest listed companies have plans to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, our new analysis has found.
January 13, 2023
Prince William and The Earthshot Prize revealed the 2022 Earthshot Prize winners – an accomplished group of entrepreneurs and innovators spearheading ground-breaking solutions to repair and regenerate the planet. Each winner was awarded a £1 million prize at the second-annual Earthshot Prize awards ceremony
January 13, 2023
UN Environment: Investments in ‘Nature-Based’ Climate Solutions Must Double by 2025
A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme warns that investment in nature-based solutions must double by 2025 if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5°C, as well as halting biodiversity loss and progressively increasing land degradation.
January 13, 2023
Is Australia worthy of hosting a COP summit in 2026?
Australia is well-positioned to be a world leader on climate change. Our geographic position, our wealth of natural resources and our strengths in advanced manufacturing, technology and trade give us a unique perspective that should influence global thinking on climate.
January 13, 2023
Why climate tech startups need a new carbon-reporting framework
Climate action frameworks have yet to support climate-smart startups. That needs to change.
January 13, 2023
TPG-Backed Carbon Markets Platform Rubicon Raising $1 Billion
Carbon markets-focused products and solutions platform Rubicon Carbon announced its official launch today, aiming to “deliver greater scale, confidence, and innovation across all facets of the carbon market.”
January 13, 2023
Mars Wrigley chocolate bars to be packed in recyclable, reusable or compostable material by 2025
A well-known chocolate brand is switching to paper packaging in a bid to avoid excess plastic waste.
January 13, 2023
Quarter of VC funding goes to climate tech
Climate tech funding represented more than a quarter of venture capital investment in 2022 so far, and has been in the upper half of the 20-30% range since the start of 2018, according to PwC’s new State of Climate Tech 2022 report.
January 13, 2023
Coalition-era $1bn fund rebadged to support clean energy tech
The Albanese government will funnel $500 million into the commercialisation of clean energy technologies through a rebadged version of a $1 billion fund first proposed by the former Coalition government.
January 13, 2023
Start-up Forkful secures funding to tackle hospitality industry’s food waste problem
The City of Casey, through its Circular Economy Living Lab Grant, has awarded funding to food sustainability start-up Forkful which will enable it to launch its food waste platform in the area.
January 13, 2023
2022 Australian State of the Climate Report
The biennial State of the Climate report series draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate. The 2022 State of the Climate report is now available.
January 13, 2023
Australia’s National Electricity Market ‘needs 46GW/640GWh of dispatchable energy storage by 2050’
As the role of coal declines and ends in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM), huge growth in dispatchable energy storage capacity will be needed in the mix, along with other technologies.
January 13, 2023
Can Big Tech’s layoffs help mitigate climate change?
Thousand of technology workers are being axed, creating an unexpected boon for certain climate firms
January 13, 2023
Health in a world of extreme heat
What the health consequences of a hotter climate are and how extreme heat is managed will be two of the defining questions of this decade, and are addressed by several papers in this issue of The Lancet.
January 13, 2023
UN launches challenge for cities to harness the power of nature for cooling
Cities are warming twice as fast as the global average. The Nature for Cool Cities Challenge seeks to enhance the number of nature-based cooling solutions within built-up city surface area
January 13, 2023
Clean energy has a tipping point, and 87 countries have reached it
Solar power, electric cars, grid-scale batteries, heat pumps—the world is crossing into a mass-adoption moment for green technologies.
January 13, 2023
New vehicle sales in August highest in five years, EVs jump
New vehicle sales in August were the best for that month since 2017 in a market where demand continues to outstrip supply, and the appetite for electric vehicles reached a record 4.4 per cent of all new vehicles sold.
November 16, 2022
IKEA Foundation to Deploy $600 Million in Climate Funding
The IKEA Foundation, a strategic philanthropy funded by IKEA owner INGKA Foundation, announced today plans to deploy €600 million in climate funding by 2025. Key areas of deployment identified by the foundation include stimulating a shift to alternative and plant-based proteins, and reducing methane emissions in agriculture.
November 14, 2022
Australia risks being a ‘state sponsoring greenwashing’ if it relies on carbon offsets, expert warns
‘The wild west approach needs to end,’ says climate scientist Bill Hare, amid warning targets should be met by cuts in absolute emissions
November 14, 2022
Tech start-ups aim to reshape the economy through net zero
As the world’s leaders converged on the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for the COP27 summit this month, for the annual progress check on the planet’s shared imperative to reduce carbon emissions and global warming, the growing ranks of Australia’s climate tech entrepreneurs were once again thankful for the spotlight.
November 14, 2022
Climate Tech Startup Helps Disaster Recovery With Mobile Renewable Energy Grid
The global market for climate tech was $13.8 billion in 2021 and is expected to jump to $147.5 billion by 2032, according to Future Market Insights. One reason for rise is responding to disaster caused by climate change.
November 14, 2022
How Country Road is tackling climate change
Country Road will invest $1.5 million in grant funding into projects driving climate solutions in the Australian fashion industry over the next three years in what it claims is a first for a local retailer.
November 14, 2022
Renewable energy records tumble around the country as rooftop solar power soars
In events described as unprecedented, demand for electricity from the grid plummeted to record lows in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia during the past two months.
November 14, 2022
Zero-emission zones to be created across Sydney, including at Blackwattle Bay, Central
The NSW government will create several zero-emission zones across Sydney, including at Blackwattle Bay and Central, as Infrastructure Minister Rob Stokes warned the city risked falling behind other global metropolises without immediate climate action.
November 14, 2022