The Archive

All the posts, resources and news from Climate Salad


The Climate Connection, the founders, the researchers, the dreamers and me

Researchers, founders and investors formed connections across the value chain of climate tech.

June 24, 2022

Hoopsy paves the way for mainstream eco-pregnancy tests

Founder of Hoopsy, Lara, has created a 99% paper pregnancy test without sacrificing accuracy or convenience.

June 23, 2022

Queensland Climate Tech Showcase is coming in hot!

We are excited to invite you to our Queensland Climate Tech Showcase hosted by Climate Salad and The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur (OQCE)

June 15, 2022

Tips For a San Francisco Tech Trip

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

May 24, 2022

Diverse teams are a powerful force in deeptech

CSIRO Innovation Fund presents the inuagural Woman in Climate Tech Award

May 22, 2022

Mick Liubinskas - Bio

Mick Liubinskas has helped build 100’s of tech companies as a co-founder and with Pollenizer, Startmate, muru-D and Austrade. He co-founded Climate Salad to help build climate-focused startups and help the world get to and beyond net-zero carbon emissions by 2042.

May 22, 2022

Tools for Capital Raising

Climate Salad co-founder Mick shares his top tips for capital raising

May 22, 2022

Building Blocks Planning

Climate Salad co-founder Mick outlines the building blocks planning tool, useful for planning innovative technology businesses by considering sequences and consequences. It's useful for tech businesses who are trying to plan when there are complex interactions between parts and many paths to take.

May 22, 2022

The Inventors: The Climate Connection

On June 9, we're connecting researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors together for climate tech.

May 22, 2022

Climate Tech Showcase coming to Melbourne

Find out who is building great Climate Tech, meet the innovative entrepreneurs building the tech to solve our biggest problem

May 19, 2022

Connecting With Investors On Linkedin

Pitch me the vision, do some research and tell me where you're at

May 19, 2022

A Trillion Positive Decisions

In this episode of The Social Innovation Podcast, host Zal chats with Climate Salad co-founder Mick all things climate tech, and why there are more opportunities to impact climate action than you think.

May 6, 2022

Introducing Olivia Utharntharm, our Programs Manager

Please meet our Programs Manager, Olivia Utharntharm

May 4, 2022

Introducing Jess Taylor, our partnerships manager

Meet Jess our Partnerships Manager here at Climate Salad

May 2, 2022

Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase report

It's always a little nerve-wracking to venture into new territory, but Melbourne did not disappoint with a strong Climate Tech community

April 26, 2022

Announcing our upcoming Climate Tech Industry Report

This industry-first report will deep dive into the ANZ Climate Tech industry.

April 19, 2022

Change Foods: Harnessing the magic of microbes

Delicious, animal-free, climate-friendly dairy is possible with Change Foods

April 13, 2022

Charopy is solving recycling challenges

Recycling company Charopy solves the problem of contaminated corporate recycling

April 13, 2022

Carbon Sync fosters farmers' carbon farming

Carbon Sync helps farmers develop carbon farming systems and sells these carbon credits to businesses.

April 13, 2022

Financing for sustainable home improvements with Brighte

Brighte is a credit technology platform for energy improvements

April 13, 2022

Climate Tech Founders Pitch at our Melbourne Showcase

Over 25 founders pitched to a packed showcase in Melbourne on Wednesday April 6. Here is a list of who's who.

April 12, 2022

Bloom launches Australia’s first climate impact investing app

Founders Camille Socquet-Clerc and Bertrand Caron developed Bloom because they wanted to debunk the myth that making money and saving the planet weren't mutually exclusive.

April 11, 2022


April 11, 2022

A powerful force in carbon removal, Stripe's Climate ambitions

Stripe isn't just a Fintech company, it has ambitious plans to be a key player in carbon removal. We caught up with Head of Climate, Nan Ransohoff, about Stripe's plans to create a market for carbon removal by pooling demand.

April 6, 2022

Nicole Kleid Small: I’m no greenie, but now is the time to invest in ClimateTech

Nicole, Investment Director at Rampersand VC and early stage Australian tech investor, argues why it is now so important to invest in Climate Tech - not just to benefit the climate, but to ensure the safety, health and success of people.

April 4, 2022

Giant Leap's Charlie MacDonald Talks Climate Tech

Giant Leap is a proud partner of our Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase. Charlie Macdonald, Associate at Giant Leap, chats his perspective on climate tech before the showcase next week.

April 1, 2022

HydroPoint's Water Shake-Up

HydroPoint's Smart Water Kiosks dispense still or sparkling water and reusable bottles whilst tracking impact, to eliminate single use plastic bottles from the ocean, waterways and landfills.

April 1, 2022

A rocky road to net-zero for energy

There’s an under-appreciated but crucial component of the consumer energy ecosystem that needs attention before it can progress to a net-zero future.

March 31, 2022

Allegro Energy is energising battery development

Allegro Energy have invented a new, patented, water-based electrolyte system that does not compromise on performance, making many battery types not only much cheaper, but also environmentally friendly and compatible with a circular economy.

March 31, 2022

Designing Circular Fashion with A.BCH

A.BCH is leading the charge circular fashion charge by reimagining the future of fashion.

March 31, 2022

eleXsys Energy nominated for Earthshot Prize

eleXsys Energy has been nominated for world’s top environmental award, the Earthshot Prize

March 30, 2022

Insights from Investible's Tom Kline and Patrick Sieb

Tom Kline and Patrick Sieb of Investible's Climate Tech Fund chat all things climate tech. See Patrick in action at our Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase.

March 28, 2022

Impact Fund Giant Leap Makes Giant Impact Supporting Showcase

A gigantic solar powered thank you to Giant Leap for sponsoring our Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase!

March 23, 2022

Reshaping the global food system with Bardee

Bardee is on a mission to revolutionise the global food system, using high quality black soldier fly larvae ingredients for sustainable food production.

March 23, 2022

Listen to WattPod: Mick chats all things climate tech

Have you listened to Mick's chat with WattPod's very own Mitchell Board? Find out how Mick became involved in the climate tech startup space and what drives him towards a net-zero world.

March 22, 2022

Spotlight: Female Founders Creating a More Diverse Future

IWD on March 8 highlights the incredible work of women across the world. But there is still a long way to go to achieve equal opportunity and access for women, and this issue cannot just be raised one day a year. Four female founders share their companies and perspectives on the importance of diversity in the workplace

March 17, 2022

GreenKPI's software for business drives change with action

GreenKPI is the sustainability software driving change with hundreds of sustainability actions on environmental and social impact. Act on and measure your impacts on Energy, Water, Waste and Materials

March 16, 2022

Office of Planetary Observations Makes Urban Greening Easier

Providing environmental insights from satellite in near real-time for the greening of our cities. OPO's mission is to create a healthy ecosystem for all living things using environmental satellite data.

March 16, 2022

Climate Salad Connects at _SOUTHSTART

Climate Salad co-founder Mick Liubinskas and member startups connect to industry leaders and demo their products at _Southstart 2022

March 14, 2022

Terran Industries is Creating a Sustainable Tomorrow

Terran Industries is a B2B match-making platform which helps businesses, organisations and communities reduce their environmental footprint

March 11, 2022

South Start Interactive Town Hall Climate Tech Table

3 actions in 1 week to kickstart climate tech projects

March 11, 2022

The Sun is Shining Bright for BOOMPower

BOOMPower makes it easy to understand, buy, and verify solar, storage and energy efficiency upgrades.

March 11, 2022

Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow, Happy IWD

Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow is this year's theme for International Women's Day and we know that what we do in startups shapes our future.

March 8, 2022

Why Climate Tech Investments Are Mostly Meaningless

WHY CLIMATE TECH INVESTMENTS ARE MOSTLY MEANINGLESS Optimization for financial returns is uncorrelated to generating climate benefits

March 7, 2022

Cecil's pre-seed raise cements them as the global natural capital platform

Cecil raised $1.6M in their pre-seed funding to become the global natural capital platform.

February 21, 2022

BCG delivers exclusive member workshop for our energy companies

BCG delivered an exclusive workshop for our energy companies, sharing key insights into what their corporate clients are looking for and the growing opportunity for climate tech startups.

February 16, 2022

Energy powered by us with The People’s Grid

The People’s Grid allows communities to power themselves. Simply create a Collective and share it with your community to offer simple access to local, renewable energ

February 4, 2022

Village Energy, using AI to increase renewable energy

Village Energy helps utilities improve profitability by optimising the grid edge

February 2, 2022

Accurassi, transforming energy supply

Accurassi (EnTech) provides technology to enable energy retailers to transform how they supply energy.

February 2, 2022

clean energy products and services at record speed and a fraction of the cost

Empowering organisations to accelerate the world beyond net-zero emissions. UPowr’s suite of software enables businesses to rapidly enter the renewable energy market to bring new, clean energy products and services to their customers and ultimately accelerate a cleaner energy future for us all.

February 2, 2022

Carbon accounting is too slow - how technology can help

Carbon accounting is too slow, Climate Salad member Avarni shows us how technology can speed up real climate action.

February 2, 2022

There can be no health (and no wealth) without environmental sustainability

That’s why at Alberts we believe, somewhat sadly, that the best way to achieve a sustainable planetary future is through the same mechanism that has imperilled it, business.

January 24, 2022

Digital Transformation supporting positive environmental change

Twilio supports Climate Tech startups with sponsorsing the Climate Tech Showcase and perks for our members

January 17, 2022

That's a wrap! 2021 in a salad bowl

In a little over 6 months, Climate Salad has grown from a blog into Australia and New Zealand's largest and leading Climate Tech community.

December 16, 2021

Crestone makes sustainable investing a top priority

Crestone wealth management has made sustainable investing a top priority for their business and comes on board to sponsor the Climate Tech showcase.

December 2, 2021

Meet the Climate Tech company using data and automation to help residential property with sustainability: ValAi

ValAi is building the tools the industry needs today so they can meet the sustainable finance demands of society tomorrow.

December 2, 2021

The Inaugural Climate Tech Showcase and Awards 2021

The inaugural Australian and New Zealand Climate Tech Showcase Awards 2021 are here.

November 29, 2021

Climate Action: The Power of Ten

If we can combine these ten elements, we can avert climate disaster

November 29, 2021

Climate Friendly Christmas tips and gift ideas

The waste generated over the Christmas period is eye-watering but here are some tips to have a fun festive season that's also climate-friendly.

November 29, 2021

Climate, the Flywheel, the opportunity, the future, our chat with Ramez Naam

We asked member and huge fan, Alex Logan to give us his take on our event with world-renowned Climate Tech investor and speaker, Ramez Naam.

November 25, 2021

COP26 Insights, Governments will not lead on Climate response

Our resident Climate Scientist, Michael Molitor shares his key takeaways from COP26, and what hope we have for the future of our planet.

November 23, 2021

Our Speaker, Sarah Nolet built an Agtech VC, here's her story

Co-Founder of Tenacious Ventures and speaker at our showcase, Sarah Nolet, shares her journey from blog to Agtech VC powerhouse.

November 23, 2021

Net-Zero, Neutral, Positive - What does it all mean, Trace unpacks some climate language

The sustainability space is full of complex and seemingly contradictory terminology when it comes to claims of climate action. Climate Salad members Trace unpack the language for us.

November 17, 2021

Investing in Climate Tech and supporting the ecosystem with Investible

Investible Climate Tech Fund sponsors the Climate Tech Newcomer Award 2021

November 17, 2021

The 2021 Climate Tech Showcase

You're invited to the inaugural Climate Tech Showcase.

November 10, 2021

Natural Capital start-up supports Showcase, naturally

Climate Tech stary-up Cecil Earth sponsors Climate Salad inaugural showcase and awards

November 10, 2021

What's Possible with Climate Tech investing

Founding Advisor Mandi Gunsberger interviews Chris Hitchen of Possible Ventures

November 10, 2021

Meet the startup using the ocean and gravity as a climate solution

EnergyBank was founded to capitalise on the opportunity of a lifetime while accelerating society's decarbonisation. To do this, we are developing the next generation of energy storage technology.

November 9, 2021

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'.

November 2, 2021

Revolutionising how Australians engage with dormant goods

Meet the climate tech company revolutionising how Australians engage with dormant goods; World's Biggest Garage Sale.

November 2, 2021

Going Global with John Wood

If you'd like to take your company global, this is the fireside chat and deep-dive Q&A you do not want to miss. John Wood shares his insights into going global and answering your burning questions.

October 29, 2021

Sorry, you can’t tackle the climate crisis by reducing carbon emissions alone

Whether it is global, inter-generational, or racial, you cannot talk about climate change without talking about inequality.

October 28, 2021

AUSTRALIA’S CARBON TARGETS, Are we dinosaurs or winners?

Every Australian State and Territory has announced a 2050 net zero carbon emissions target but what about the Federal Government - are we Dinosaurs or Winners in this?

October 25, 2021

Goterra Company Profile

Waste management technology that delivers on a circular economy

October 25, 2021

Hiring People with Disabilities fireside chat with Steve King

Accessibility lead at Canva, Steve King, joins Climate Salad as a mentor and disability advocate.

October 15, 2021

The rise of Natural Capital

Cecil Earth Co-Founder, Alex Logan and Climate Scientist, Michael Molitor discuss the rise in demand for Natural Capital and what to do about it.

October 14, 2021

Avarni is developing a new format to report on the scope 3 emissions of leading companies

They have arrived at a formula to calculate the amount of unpriced carbon risk which sits within the supply chain of these companies.

October 14, 2021

Fireside chat with super connector in the USA Daniel Kriozere

Here are the highlights from our chat with US Climate Tech scout, Daniel Kriozere.

October 13, 2021

Planet Protector Packaging company review

Planet Protector uses waste wool to create an alternative that thermally outperforms polystyrene at the same price point.

October 13, 2021

Video Interview: Anastasia Volkova from Regrow Ag

CEO and Co-Founder talks about the foundation, growth and future of this amazing company.

October 12, 2021

Growth tips from Jeff Beazley

Lead Growth Architect at BCG Ventures, Jeff Beazley shares his tips on growth for Climate Tech startups.

October 12, 2021

2021 ANZ Climate Tech 100

100 climate tech companies from Australia and New Zealand representing a range of sectors

October 7, 2021

Carbon Emissions — What has the bigger impact — what you eat or eating local?

Animal agriculture is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions with beef cattle alone contributing about 3%.

October 6, 2021

Climate Tech ANZ 50 - who's going to be on the map?

We are announcing who is in the first Climate Tech 50 from Australia and New Zealand

October 6, 2021

Fasade tackling climate change with dark data

Fasade helps businesses to reduce emissions by streamlining cloud platforms, and reducing dark data.

October 6, 2021

Don't Let Your Slide Deck Lead You

Angel Investor, Alan Jones, shares his tips for perfecting your pitch deck.

September 30, 2021

Highlights from our chat with Blackbird Principal, Phoebe Harrop

Principal at Blackbird, Phoebe Harrop spoke to us about the Climate Tech landscape in Australia and New Zealand.

September 30, 2021

Great Wrap

Meet Julia and Jordy Kay, Co-Founders of the Australian-made home compostable stretch wrap eliminating plastic waste in kitchens.

September 29, 2021

Meet Climate Salad's Founding Advisor, Mandi Gunsberger

Climate Salad is thrilled to welcome its founding advisor as an entrepreneurial rockstar and expert in growing communities, Mandi Gunsberger.

September 27, 2021

Australian Climate Tech Investor Map

We've mapped out the Australian Climate Tech Investor landscape as of September 23, 2021. Watch this space as it's set to grow!

September 24, 2021

Does it matter what climate tech is?

Do we need a tight definition or is it better to leave it open ended?

September 23, 2021

Welcome Charlotte Connell as Head of Engagement at Climate Salad

Climate Salad's new team member leading engagement

September 23, 2021

Pitch Deck Tips

Tips and tricks for good pitch decks

September 21, 2021

Bloom Impact Investing

Bloom Makes Climate Impact Investing Easy and Accessible.

September 21, 2021

Sep 22: Q&A with Phoebe Harrop on the Climate Tech Scene

Phoebe Harrop from Blackbird Ventures shares her insights in what exciting businesses she's seeing

September 20, 2021

Climate Tech Funding and the 2032 Brisbane Olympics Marathon

$16 billion invested into climate tech over the first half of 2021 sounds impressive but is it enough?

September 16, 2021

Welcome our Founding Advisor, Mandi Gunsberger

Entrepreneurial rockstar Mandi Gunsberger joins the Climate Salad family.

September 16, 2021

ARENA Mission and Roadmap

ARENA have announced their focus areas for the next 12 months

September 9, 2021

Interview: Phil Morle is trying to feed 10 billion people

Mick speaks to Phil Morle from Main Sequence Ventures

September 8, 2021

Video: How Businesses Can Impact Sustainable Behaviour

Online, fireside chat about business and sustainable behaviour.

September 7, 2021

Tools and Resources

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

Investor Introduction Template

Tips on getting introductions

Climate Solution by Innovation Stage

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Beyond The Buzzwords

Simple explanations of climate issues and opportunities

Books on Climate Change

Books on climate change, sustainability and the environment

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

World Economic Forum VCs alone can not solve climate change
World Economic Forum VCs alone can not solve climate change. We need global and purpose-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems
June 24, 2022
Stone and Chalk group diversifies Australia’s climate tech
Stone and Chalk group diversifies Australia’s climate tech offerings, says CEO Fostering innovation in the start-up ecosystem.
June 24, 2022
NSW's largest coal mine to close
Mining giant BHP fails to find a buyer for its Mt Arthur operation in the NSW Hunter Valley, and announces it will close the site in 2030
June 24, 2022
European climate investors are under-investing in agrifoodtech's potential
Climate investors may want to take a closer look at emerging opportunities in agrifoodtech, according to new research from AgFunder and Invest-NL
June 24, 2022
Understanding the SEC’s proposed climate risk disclosure rule
A new rule proposed by the SEC would require companies to significantly increase their reporting on climate risk. We look at the implications for senior executives.
June 23, 2022
$9 Billion For Climate Tech Startups, Tesla’s Tough Quarter And Flooding In Yellowstone
This week’s Current Climate, which every Saturday brings you the latest news about the business of sustainability
June 23, 2022
Research shows native plants can detox PFAS-contaminated water
New research from Australia's national science agency CSIRO, the University of South Australia and the University of Western Australia has found that PFAS chemicals can be removed from contaminated water using Australian plants grown in a floating wetland.
May 16, 2022
Small Steps by Giant Leap: CSIRO’s $13b roadmap for clean, green proteins
Small Steps Vol 54: Australia's clean protein opportunity 🌿; flipping healthcare with value-based companies 👩‍⚕️; and HolonIQ’s state of impact funding 💸
May 16, 2022
Postcards from the frontlines of climate change
Australia has some 16 Pacific Island neighbours — some with a landmass a millionth our size — who unanimously declare climate change the “single greatest threat” to the region.
May 16, 2022
The climate champions hoping to play kingmaker in Australia’s election
The pro-business, pro-environment ‘teal independents’ could help to usher in a greener government in the May 21 vote
May 16, 2022
Thousands of EV chargers to be installed across regional NSW
More than 3000 electric vehicle chargers will be installed across NSW under a multimillion-dollar plan by the state government to boost regional tourism
May 16, 2022
‘Climate entrepreneurs deserve fast capital’: Enduring Planet unwraps a new fintech platform
Enduring Planet, a new fintech firm that exclusively funds climate entrepreneurs, is taking the wraps of its first product after securing $5 million in debt and equity financing.
May 16, 2022
Race to cut carbon emissions fuels climate tech boom
Investors are pouring money into start-ups that want to build a greener economy
May 16, 2022
What’s Lost When We Talk ‘ESG’ and Not ‘Sustainability’
In recent years, ESG — which stands for environmental, social, and governance — has become a dominant term. Within the narrow world of the sustainability expert community, the battle royale is raging about sustainability versus ESG and the implications of shifting semantics. I don’t want to litigate what these words mean, but I do want to look at why ESG has taken over so fast and discuss some risks I see from the term’s adoption.
May 16, 2022
McKinsey launches climate change tech platform
Global consulting major is enhancing support for sustainable tech clients, building on the McKinsey Sustainability division created to consolidate its E&S business services.
May 16, 2022
VC Giant Leap pioneers linking carbon reduction to startup company revenue
Giant Leap has become the first VC fund in Australia to set a minimum emissions reduction target for climate technology investments.
May 16, 2022
NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap
The NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap (Roadmap) is a recommendation of the Turning ideas into jobs: Accelerating R&D in NSW Action Plan. The Roadmap sets out a 20-year vision for NSW to produce more world-leading new technologies, products and services, and develop and sustain globally competitive advantages and future industries that improve productivity, standards of living, quality of life, and the natural environment.
May 16, 2022
Stanford Gets $1.1 Billion for New Climate School From John Doerr
The billionaire venture capitalist said the study of climate change and sustainability would be the “new computer science.”
May 16, 2022
Biden Allocates Over $3 Billion to Develop Domestic EV Battery Supply Chain and Production
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Monday funding of more than $3 billion to support domestic battery production, supply chain development and recycling, aimed at boosting the Biden’s administration’s goals to significantly ramp vehicle electrification in the U.S., and to bolster the country’s energy independence
May 16, 2022
Grok Ventures is now AGL's largest shareholder.
Grok Ventures believe the Board’s plan to split AGL into two companies would deliver a terrible outcome for shareholders, customers, Australian taxpayers and the planet. Decarbonisation is one of Australia’s biggest economic opportunities and a vital challenge the world needs to solve.
May 4, 2022
Politicians are basking in the ‘thrill’ of fossil fuels, but this election is Australia’s last chance to reset our climate attitude
Despite being a top issue for Australians, climate action has been completely sidelined in favour of the total sham to expand gas and coal
May 4, 2022
Lab-grown meat and insects 'good for planet and health'
Dining on the likes of lab-grown meat or ground-up insects could lead to big savings in carbon emissions and water, as well as freeing up land for nature.
May 4, 2022
Why we need to stop kidding ourselves about climate change
Climate change connects crucial Australian interests, and we are the developed country that has most to lose from climate disruption.
May 4, 2022
Dimming the sun could expose 1 billion more people to malaria
A new study illustrates how geoengineering doesn’t just turn back the clock on climate change, it alters the climate in new and perhaps profound ways
May 4, 2022
UK scoops up 18% of Europe’s cleantech investment – report
UK companies attracted 18% of Europe’s cleantech investment amid a record year of funding for the sector, according to new data. The report, compiled by IP and R&D tax credit firm GovGrant, shows that last year investors poured £134bn into cleantech firms across Europe.
May 4, 2022
Report: Climate tech is hitting peak maturity
Climate tech has seen the biggest gain since its last run-up and subsequent bust in the early 2000s, according to a new report Silicon Valley Bank provided exclusively to Axios
May 4, 2022
This Earth Month, Day One Ventures Commits 20% of Current Fund to Climate Tech Companies
Day One Ventures' goal is to deploy 20% of its current fund over the course of the next 12 months into early-stage companies focused on solving the climate crisis.
May 4, 2022
The world’s wetlands are slipping away. This vibrant sanctuary underscores the stakes.
It’s been 50 years since an international treaty to protect wetlands was created but, around the world, wetlands are still disappearing three times faster than forests.
May 4, 2022
The Great Carbon Opportunity — Part 1: pricing and measuring climate and environment
It has been our long held thesis that we are in the early stages of a decade long shift where ‘externalities’ are priced into financial and corporate decision making. The rapid development of the carbon and climate markets are the next exciting evolution of this theme.
May 4, 2022
The Great Carbon Opportunity — Part 2: the land grab for the rails of a new asset class
In valuing real assets we’ve over indexed current revenue streams. Carbon is being priced and becoming an asset and this is a new vector of potential monetisation of natural assets and the environment. We will need infrastructure to support this shift.
May 4, 2022
President Biden Signs Executive Order to Strengthen America’s Forests, Boost Wildfire Resilience, and Combat Global Deforestation
Today, on Earth Day, President Biden will sign an Executive Order to expand his Administration’s historic and bold efforts to tackle the climate crisis, make our nation more resilient to extreme weather, and strengthen local economies.
May 4, 2022
Kiwi emissions credits startup Carbon Crop tops up with $1.73 million in pre-Series A
New Zealand based CarbonCrop is a purpose led business with an impressive technology solution bringing a greater level of integrity to carbon credit assessments
May 4, 2022
Leaft Foods is enabling the extraction of protein from the most abundant commodity of any plant - its leaves. On the back of this breakthrough, the company has raised a Series A round of $15M
May 4, 2022
Environmental impact statement released for Sun Cable's $30 billion solar energy project
Plans to build a massive solar energy project would result in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in northern Australia
May 4, 2022
Climate change will transform how we live, but these tech and policy experts see reason for optimism
It’s easy to feel pessimistic when scientists around the world are warning that climate change has advanced so far, it’s now inevitable that societies will either transform themselves or be transformed. But as two of the authors of a recent international climate report, we also see reason for optimism.
May 4, 2022
Colossal grabs $60 million Series A for moonshot mammoth project
Colossal, the company known for its mission to resurrect a woolly mammoth (or at least, an elephant with some very mammoth-like traits), is back with $60 million in Series A funding. But despite the fanfare and cash, there’s not a ton of scientific progress to report.
May 4, 2022
LinkedIn Top Green Voices: The 15 creators to follow in Australia and New Zealand
The inaugural LinkedIn Top Green Voices highlights 15 thought leaders in Australia and New Zealand who are posting insightful content and shaping conversations around sustainability, climate change and protecting the environment.
April 19, 2022
Ripe Robotics and Designerex pitch at the Climate Tech Showcase
At Climate Salad’s Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase, 20 founders delivered their one-minute elevator pitch to members of the innovation ecosystem.
April 19, 2022
Inside the new $100 million women-led climate tech fund
Voyager Ventures last week announced a $100 million fund focused on early-stage climate tech companies. The size alone is impressive for an inaugural fund, and its backing includes many big names in tech and investing.
April 19, 2022
Seed banks: the last line of defense against a threatening global food crisis
As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity
April 19, 2022
BBC Follow the Food
Follow the Food examines the biggest challenges facing the world food system, from climate change to malnutrition, and looks at some of the solutions to overcome them.
April 19, 2022
Can Technology Save Us From Climate Catastrophe?
As the dangers of climate change become increasingly apparent and documented by scientists, one proposed strategy for avoiding disaster is generating increasing public support: invest heavily in technological innovation.
April 19, 2022
Our food system isn't ready for the climate crisis
The world's farms produce only a handful of varieties of bananas, avocados, coffee and other foods – leaving them more vulnerable to the climate breakdown
April 19, 2022
Climate of Change with Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy
Actor and environmental campaigner Cate Blanchett and clean technology expert Danny Kennedy explore eco-anxiety, optimism and hope in the face of climate change.
April 19, 2022
How ‘choice architecture’ can help fight climate change
There is a solution to reducing carbon emissions that gets less attention than solar panels or electric cars: “choice architecture,” or behavioral design, that can help influence consumers to make better decisions for the climate.
April 19, 2022
10 Women Scientists Leading the Fight Against the Climate Crisis
Climate change is an issue that affects everyone on the planet but women and girls are the ones suffering its effects the most. Why? Because women and girls have less access to quality education and later, job opportunities.
April 19, 2022
Emerging tech can help counter the effects of climate change
University of Sydney scientists discuss how emerging technologies in the food, transport and energy sectors have great potential to address the climate challenge.
April 19, 2022
McKinsey launches new climate technology effort to accelerate decarbonization
Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the McKinsey Platform for Climate Technologies (MPCT) to help clients identify, develop, deploy, and scale technologies for transforming carbon intensive products, services, and systems.
April 19, 2022
BlackRock's Global Impact Annual Report
Reflecting an unprecedented period in history, the report captures not only the reality of the immense challenges we face amid the ongoing global pandemic, but also the resilient responses that so many impact enterprises offer as solutions.
April 19, 2022
How impact can enhance the risk-return equation
Impact investing is a rapidly growing segment within sustainable investing. It aims to channel money toward the companies that have a positive impact on the world in which they operate – and to deliver outperformance for investors in the process.
April 19, 2022
Carbon credit: Start-up claims tech measures real-time greenhouse gases
A new start-up claims its technology, using artificial intelligence and spatial data, is the only real-time measure of carbon in the atmosphere and will help catalyse the world’s efforts in combating climate change.
April 19, 2022
Greenfluence podcast: The mission to restore nature's capital
Co-founders of Cecil Earth, Alex and Rory, share their experience going from Boston Consulting Group and transitioning into the start-up sphere and emphasise resilience and problem-solving as essential skills for both roles.
April 19, 2022
Climate tech investment boom offers hope
Funding for early-stage and brand new tech to help cut carbon emissions is surging
April 11, 2022
We will get there: Qantas sets 2030 green target
Qantas on Thursday pledged to lower its net carbon emissions by 25 per cent from 2019 levels by the end of this decade, setting a new target en route to its existing ambition of hitting net-zero by 2050.
April 11, 2022
Scientists identify the missing ingredient for climate action: Political will
This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, released a report that emphasised that the barriers to accomplishing progress on climate change are largely political, not scientific.
April 11, 2022
Carbon Capture: Early Days of a $1 Trillion Industry?
Carbon capture can help both reduce the carbon footprint of certain industries and, uniquely, remove legacy carbon from the atmosphere; even the most ambitious emission-reduction scenarios maintain a share of fossil fuels usage, suggesting carbon capture solutions are needed to achieve full decarbonisation.
April 11, 2022
Podcast: My Climate Journey: Startup Series: BasiGo
A growing body of knowledge about climate change and potential solutions. This series traverses disciplines, industries, and opinions with hundreds of deep-dive conversations with science, technology, and climate leaders. Hosted by Jason Jacobs.
April 8, 2022
Climate Salad aggressively drives climatetech ecosystem
At the forefront of the innovation ecosystem is climate tech, with startups and entrepreneurs scaling their mission to solve climate change using digital technologies.
April 8, 2022
World on 'fast track to climate disaster', says UN secretary general
António Guterres says the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals 'a litany of broken climate promises' by governments and businesses, and accuses some of them of lying in claiming to be on track to limiting future heating to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. In a strongly worded rebuke, he says: 'It is a file of shame, cataloguing the empty pledges that put us firmly on track towards an unliveable world'
April 8, 2022
Tech and innovation sectors need more than the Coalition has offered
The limp response from many in Australia’s technology and innovation sector to the government’s pre-election budget will have come as a surprise to some within the Coalition, but zero enthusiasm is a fitting response from an industry that has been largely ignored or patronised by prime ministers for the best part of a decade.
April 8, 2022
Green threat: Patagonia to axe discount unless Australian wholesalers reduce footprint
Sustainable clothes maker Patagonia will axe all order discounts for its Australian wholesale partners unless they take steps to reduce their carbon footprint in a move aimed to encourage other retailers to take further action against climate change.
April 8, 2022
Climate Tech saw $165-billion investment, but there need for more entrepreneurial efforts
There is no denying that almost everything we do today has an impact on climate change, which in turn affects our way of life. This is an issue that cannot be ignored any longer.
April 8, 2022
Scientists urge end to fossil fuel use as landmark IPCC report readied
The world must abandon fossil fuels as a matter of urgency, rather than entrusting the future climate to untried “techno-fixes” such as sucking carbon out of the air, scientists and campaigners have urged, as governments wrangled over last-minute changes to a landmark scientific report.
April 8, 2022
Carbon offset producers question buyer motives
Mega gas expansions such as Origin’s Beetaloo Basin project in the NT and Woodside’s Scarborough plans will need carbon offsets to meet investor demands and global rules. Now, some indigenous groups and land-based carbon farmers responsible for creating those credits are getting worried they will enable more emissions.
April 8, 2022
A cut-and-paste attack on electric vehicle batteries and renewables is spanning the globe. But is it right?
Unattributed extracts from an essay decrying renewables and electric vehicles are being used to undermine their environmental credentials
April 8, 2022
CSIRO, Eratos partner to help the world turn data into opportunity
A collaboration between Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and Eratos will help software engineers and researchers develop more informed, effective and scalable digital solutions for owners and managers of natural and built world assets.
April 8, 2022
The shifting sands of capital
Phil Morle: Today, I am going to talk about $4 trillion moving somewhere else — how global forces are requiring humanity to innovate and how technology might profoundly change industries we have taken for granted as enduring.
April 4, 2022
Climate VC to invest £35m in overlooked climate tech start-ups
The new climate tech investor, founded by AI entrepreneurs and supported by an advisory board which includes a Greenpeace board director and an executive from Google, is focused on backing overlooked start-ups with the potential to collectively remove or replace 1 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases (CO2e) over a decade
April 4, 2022
Big News From ClimateTech Unicorn, LanzaTech
Climate Tech company LanzaTech has succeeded in engineering new strains of C. auto that would create two additional industrial platform chemicals – acetone and isopropanol (IPA), as well as carbon neutral ethanol.
April 4, 2022
Antarctic ice shelf nearly the size of Los Angeles collapsed as temperatures soared to 40 above normal
An ice shelf in Antarctica nearly the size of Los Angeles disintegrated in mid-March within days of extraordinary warmth on the continent, scientists say.
April 4, 2022
3D engineering is retrofitting the sea
Human hands have brought our oceans to a crisis point, but these same hands have the power to change that, bit by bit … with a little bit of help from 3D printing.
April 4, 2022
Climate change: IPCC scientists to examine carbon removal in key report
UN scientists are likely to weigh up technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, as they gather to finalise a key IPCC report.
April 4, 2022
Staff share overhaul paves way for more start-up success: Bassat
Unicorn founder Didier Elzinga and venture capitalist Paul Bassat say proposed budget changes to lift and in many instances remove the cap on employee share schemes puts Australia’s start-up sector on a level playing field with Silicon Valley.
April 4, 2022
Understanding the SEC’s new carbon disclosure recommendations
The SEC has released a new proposal: that public companies begin reporting their carbon emissions and reductions progress alongside their financial results—with the same rigor.
March 28, 2022
Silicon Valley climate innovations need to focus on inclusion
For low-income communities around the world, climate innovations can prove still inaccessible, irrelevant or even futile. If we are all to take part in restoring our planet’s health — which is necessary if we wish to see significant progress on the climate front — innovation will have to expand beyond its current boundaries.
March 28, 2022
Australia's Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Research Roadmap
Developed with Australia's Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and leading research institutions, Australia’s Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Research Roadmap details the research required to support Australia's transition to a stable, secure and affordable power system.
March 28, 2022
How heat became the 'silent killer' stalking Australia
For all its new extremes, the weather we are experiencing is likely to be the most benign we will ever see. This is how climate change will affect where you live.
March 28, 2022
The problems with HuskeeCup – and what they teach us about ethical consumerism
Here in Australia we pride ourselves on our world-class coffee. The only problem is that pang of guilt every time we throw one of those plastic-lined disposable cups into the bin – adding up to about a billion of them every year. So whenever a business comes up with an innovative way to reduce café waste, we’re all interested.
March 28, 2022
‘OK Doomer’ and the Climate Advocates Who Say It’s Not Too Late
A growing cadre of people, many of them young, are fighting climate doomism, the notion that it’s too late to turn things around. They believe that focusing solely on terrible climate news can sow dread and paralysis, foster inaction, and become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
March 28, 2022
US carbon rules may pin Australian banks to ‘financed emissions’
Australian banks could be forced to count the emissions of residential mortgagees, car financing and other debtors in their official carbon footprint if proposed climate disclosure rules in the United States are formalised later this year.
March 28, 2022
Two challenges, many solutions for investors: where biodiversity protection meets decarbonisation
As the world sizes up the twin challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss, new approaches are emerging that are set to address both.
March 28, 2022
Drones will help Telstra plant 158,000 trees for carbon credits
Frustrated by a lack of reliable and credible market supply of carbon offsets, Telstra says it will instead bolster its own stocks by planting 240 hectares of land in northern NSW to store greenhouse gas emissions.
March 28, 2022
Former watchdog goes public with carbon credit ‘fraud’ claims
Up to 80 per cent of the carbon credits issued by Australia’s clean energy regulator are flawed, leaving buyers holding “sham” assets that have failed to reduce the nation’s carbon burden, says Andrew Macintosh, the Abbott government’s former chair of a key market oversight integrity committee.
March 28, 2022
‘Easiest thing to help the planet’: How grocery startups are tackling food waste
A variety of Australian startups are connecting customers and farms directly – removing the middleman and eliminating food waste in the process.
March 28, 2022
Taylor’s latest $50m gas subsidy splurge labelled as “slap in the face for flood victims”
Federal energy minister Angus Taylor has been slammed for channelling more than $50 million in new subsidies into the gas industry, just as Australia faces fresh international calls to strengthen its emissions reduction targets and emerges from its latest flood crisis.
March 28, 2022
State of Climate Tech 2021: Can investment reduce code red?
Society will need a variety of tech solutions – that will help mitigate, adapt to, and understand climate change – in order to respond effectively to the climate challenge
March 28, 2022
NVIDIA to Build Earth-2 Supercomputer to See Our Future
NVIDIA has revealed plans to build the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer dedicated to predicting climate change.
March 28, 2022
The hottest investment in 2021? Climate tech.
Corporate venture capital investments in climate tech businesses more than doubled in 2021, setting a new record. Last year, these types of funds funelled $23.2 billion into the sector, which includes renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicles, among others.
March 21, 2022
As climate tech heats up, London impact fund doles out £20 million for decarbonisation and sustainable energy
Impact investment company Elbow Beach Capital has launched a venture vehicle with an initial £20 million of committed capital. It is looking to make investments both within the U.K., where it is headquartered, and globally
March 21, 2022
Hydrogen under $2 in reach as Hysata develops revolutionary process
Hysata, an Australian hydrogen technology company, has developed an ultra-high efficiency electrolyser, a major breakthrough in the industry’s attempt to reach the commercialisation milestone of producing a kilogram of hydrogen for under $2.
March 21, 2022
Queensland's electric vehicle subsidy scheme has been announced. Here's what you need to know.
Queenslanders are being offered a $3,000 subsidy from the state government to buy an electric car. However, the offer will not apply to all new electric vehicle sales. Here's what you need to know about how the program will work.
March 21, 2022
SEC plans to force public companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions
U.S: From Coca-Cola to Tesla, companies report emissions in widely different ways. A new federal rule is expected to standardize climate disclosures, putting the U.S. on closer footing with other countries.
March 21, 2022
Today’s energy crisis makes supporting clean energy start-ups more important than ever
IEAl: Periods of energy disruption, like the one we are seeing today, offer an opening for disruptive technologies. A helping hand for clean energy start-ups can help respond to the current energy crisis while also accelerating progress towards climate targets
March 21, 2022
Gravity could solve renewable energy's biggest problem
To compete with fossil fuels, you need to "make renewables predictable," says Piconi, founder of Energy Vault, which means storing excess energy and being able to dispatch it when required.
March 21, 2022
The state of weather and climate extremes 2021 – Report
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes: The year 2021 saw a wide range of extreme weather and climate events impacting Australia.
March 21, 2022
Lessons from Plaid for a future energy unicorn
The digital transformation of energy data with Equal Ventures’ Rick Zullo & Simran Suri
March 21, 2022
NABERS Launches Pilot Sustainable Finance Criteria Program
NABERS has developed and launched a pilot program to test their new Sustainable Finance Criteria to help banks, non-bank lenders and investors understand how to structure a sustainable finance transaction.
March 14, 2022
How Angus Taylor Handed a $1.3 Billion Windfall to Carbon Traders
The Morrison government’s decision to allow the developers of emissions reduction projects from its flagship climate program is likely to deliver a windfall of $1.3 billion or more to the country’s carbon traders.
March 14, 2022
‘How We Survive’: Journalist-turned-VC Molly Wood on Climate Tech
Companies creating tech solutions to address the climate crisis need to be brutally honest about what could be wrong with their solutions — and then still share those solutions with the world because they can help in other needed areas. "Perfect cannot be the enemy of the solution," Wood said. "If there is an answer, we need all of them."
March 14, 2022