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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

What about a climate fund with zero financial returns for investors?

This is a proposal to create a climate fund which only returns the value of a stable climate system to its investors instead of any financial return.

September 7, 2021

We're hiring a Community Manager at Climate Salad

Climate Salad is looking for a qualified and climate action passionate Community Manager to join our small, dynamic team.

September 6, 2021

New climate tech scaleup hub coming to Sydney 

The City of Sydney teams up with seed venture firm Investible to build a climate tech hub in Circular Quay

September 1, 2021

Video: A Waste Opportunity - Q&A with Olympia from Goterra

A fireside chat about Waste with Olympia Yarger, CEO of Goterra

September 1, 2021

Climate change is about us, not the planet and 9 more different ideas

A list of different ways to look at climate change

August 30, 2021

Video: Australia's Massive Climate Tech Opportunity

A passionate plea for Australian's to drive technology solutions for climate challenges by Mick Liubinskas

August 27, 2021

Flood preparation, management and data from FloodMapp

Flood forecasting and real-time flood mapping

August 25, 2021

Financing for sustainable home improvements with Brighte

Brighte is a credit technology platform for energy improvements

August 25, 2021

$14B in new Climate Tech Capital this year

What is happening in the world of climate tech venture funds?

August 22, 2021

Thoughts On IPCC Report 6

What it means and what is missing

August 22, 2021

Video: 8 Tips For Health and Wellness for Climate Tech Startups

How to be personally sustainable

August 22, 2021

Video - Natural Capital Debate - August 11 2021

Natural capital and nature-based solutions are key to solving climate change but what really is it?

August 14, 2021

Efficient solar cells with Sundrive

Copper-based solar cells

August 12, 2021

Sustainable Energy Bricks with MGA Thermal

University spin-out that has developed sustainable, low-carbon energy bricks.

August 12, 2021

The opportunity for advanced manufacturing and climate tech in Australia

New companies, lots of jobs and significant impact

August 4, 2021

Global Climate Tech Landscape and 1,000 Companies

An open-source taxonomy for the future of climate technology.

August 4, 2021

Activated Carbon From Agricultural Waste with ByGen

Turns agricultural waste into activated carbon

August 4, 2021

Why starting with the most expensive option is important

Why starting with the most expensive option makes sense

August 2, 2021

Sustainable Materials Challenge 2021

Have your innovative materials, products, and scientific breakthroughs utilised as part of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney.

July 30, 2021

Easy carbon offsetting with Trace

Trace makes it easier for companies and individuals to take action to support the climate

July 30, 2021

System changes and individual actions

Systems and individual actions interact constantly. The system itself is not enough.

July 30, 2021

Saul Griffith on Electrifying Everything

What does the US needs to do to electrify the entire supply chain?

July 30, 2021

Reusable cotton buds from LastSwab

LastSwab is a cotton bud (aka Qtips) that you can use, clean and reuse.

July 30, 2021

Agthentic: How Silicon Valley Set Agtech Back A Decade

Does the venture model work for ag tech?

July 28, 2021

(Video) AMA With Climate Scientist Michael Molitor

Ask me anything with climate scientist Michael Molitor

July 27, 2021

Household recycling system with Lasso Loop

Lasso is a recycling system for your home

July 27, 2021

Small wind turbines with Diffuse Energy

Using wind energy for microgrids and remote locations

July 21, 2021

Track where your energy comes from with Enosi

Understanding where your energy comes from is a key link in the chain of moving to sustainable living.

July 21, 2021

Podcast Highlight - Darren Miller, CEO of ARENA by Innovation Bay

Here is a great podcast by the Innovation Bay team's Phaedon Stough with Darren Miller, the CEO of ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency). ‍

July 21, 2021

Monitoring Defects for Wind Farms with Ping

Ping is a hardware and software monitoring solution for wind farms. It listens to blade noise signatures and uses algorithms to detect defects before they cause more severe damage.

July 21, 2021

Efficient home heating with Harvest Thermal

Ultra low carbon heating and hot water for homes

July 21, 2021

SaaS for energy asset operators with Gridcognition

Software to plan and optimise decentralised energy projects

July 19, 2021

SaaS for nature based solutions with Cecil Earth

Cecil is SaaS to help people manage the carbon on nature-based projects. Their customers are farmers, property developers and project developers.

July 19, 2021

Make big impact with One Small step

One Small Step is a mobile app aimed to get each of us to take regular, small steps towards more sustainable habits. 

July 19, 2021

What is technology's big role in taking climate action?

Humans are having a large, negative impact on the environment. We need technology to fix the negative impacts, support the environment and adapt to the changes that are already happening.

July 19, 2021

Why I care about climate change?

The world is in crisis. We need leadership, grassroots passion and entire, new industries of technology to keep life on this planet in balance. But what is this technology and how do we think about it?

July 18, 2021

Green Unicorns - climate tech companies worth one billion dollars

How many Green Unicorns (climate tech companies worth more than $1B) are there? Where are they from? What sectors are they in?

July 16, 2021

Tools and Resources

Investor Introduction Template

Tips on getting introductions

Climate Solution by Innovation Stage

Stanford Social Innovation Review

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

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

Sustainability Report | Atlassian
Atlassian’s sustainability report covers our impacts on climate change, customer trust, diversity and belonging, and investing in education worldwide.
October 13, 2021
NSW sets sights on $80b hydrogen investment
Up to $3 billion in incentives will be on offer from the NSW government as part of a new strategy for hydrogen in the state.
October 13, 2021
France's $35B innovation plan includes nuclear reactor funds
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled a 5-year and $35B innovation plan
October 13, 2021
Brazil's Bolsonaro accused of crimes against humanity at ICC for his record on the Amazon
A group of climate lawyers has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for his alleged attacks on the Amazon
October 13, 2021
‘Double standards’: Australia failing to protect its ecosystems while backing global diversity target
A WWF-Australia report reveals more than 1,500 of the country’s unique ecosystems are lacking protection
October 13, 2021
Google, YouTube to prohibit ads and monetization on climate denial content
It's one of the most aggressive measures any major tech platform has taken to combat climate change misinformation
October 13, 2021
Telstra tips $1m into future ‘Atlassian of agritech’
Agritech startup Farmbot has banked $2.7 million, including $1 million from Telstra, as it races to install thousands of water-monitors in rural Australia.
October 12, 2021
Carbon offsets to help coal, gas survive
Federal Energy Minister has rejected the Business Council ’s call to tighten up its so-called safeguard mechanism to force big polluters to change behaviour.
October 12, 2021
Integrity of ‘opaque’ carbon offset rules must be tightened: Grattan
A new report says that ‘before we get too far down the track’ of offsetting emissions, key policies must be changed to ensure integrity of the system.
October 12, 2021
Pathzero raises $6.8 million to improve carbon transparency
Sydney startup Pathzeo raised $6.8m to expand globally in a round was by VC Carthona Capital, with Antler Australia investing for a 3rd time.
October 12, 2021
The Heat Is On: How Reversing Climate Change Can Define Our Generation
The Heat Is On: How Reversing Climate Change Can Define Our Generation
October 12, 2021
Halt destruction of nature or risk ‘dead planet’, leading businesses warn
Exclusive: executives demand meaningful action to protect ecosystems as UN biodiversity summit opens
October 12, 2021
Scientists looked at more than 100,000 studies and found the world has a giant climate-crisis blind spot
New machine learning-based study would suggest 85% of the world's population is experiencing the effects of the climate crisis right now.
October 12, 2021
October 15 | School Strike 4 Climate Australia
Join us around the country on October 15 to demand that the government treat climate change for what it is: a crisis.
October 12, 2021
‘Double standards’: Australia failing to protect its ecosystems while backing global diversity target
A WWF-Australia report reveals more than 1,500 of the country’s unique ecosystems are lacking protection
October 12, 2021
Surging energy prices create perfect storm for PM
Demand and prices for coal and gas are surging just as Australia is trying to finalise plans for decarbonising its economy. What’s the story?
October 6, 2021
Australia's Scott Morrison under pressure as biggest state boosts climate targets
Every Australian state and territory has committed to net zero by 2050, but the Morrison-led government won't make the same pledge
October 6, 2021
Microsoft’s million-tonne CO2-removal purchase — lessons for net zero
Strengthen markets, measures and definitions for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to fight climate change.
October 6, 2021
Investible launches $100M AUD fund for early-stage climate tech startups – TechCrunch
Investible, the Sydney-based early-stage venture firm, announced today it is raising a $100 million AUD (about $72.3 million USD) Climate Tech Fund.
October 6, 2021
Grattan on Friday: To go or not to go — Morrison grapples with Glasgow
Climate or COVID? Both will influence the election outcome
October 6, 2021
Analysis: Australia's climate policy is being dictated by a former accountant in a cowboy hat
PM Scott Morrison made it clear his loyalty lies with his deputy, and not with international allies who are urging Australia to take greater action to cut emissions
October 6, 2021
Harvard and Other Schools Make a Choice on Fossil Fuels
Climate activists on campuses across the country have spent years organizing in the name of fossil fuel divestment. That organizing is starting to pay off.
October 6, 2021
Sustainability is Destroying the Planet
An environmental scientist calls BS
October 6, 2021
‘No point in anything else’: Gen Z members flock to climate careers
Colleges offer support as young people aim to devote their lives to battling the crisis
October 6, 2021
Meet the Virginia conservationist trying to turn old coalfields into solar farms - Energy News Network
Nature Conservancy’s Clinch Valley Program, which is working to make the vision of developing solar energy projects on former coalfields a reality in central Appalachia.
October 6, 2021
Forrest slams carbon capture as ‘failed’ technology
Andrew Forrest has blasted corporate net zero emissions targets as a ‘cop-out’ and criticised the controversial promotion of CO2 storage
October 6, 2021
The energy crunch goes global #73
Plus, $100m+ climate mega-rounds raised by Octopus Energy, Perfect Day, Ola Electric, and Semios
October 6, 2021
Melissa Price, Angus Taylor to share industry portfolio
The Industry portfolio has been split in two, with Melissa Price taking on science and technology and Angus Taylor taking on the industry aspect of the portfolio
October 6, 2021
Big oil courts U.S. clean-energy startups in bid to speed green transition
Big oil courts U.S. clean-energy startups in bid to speed green transition
October 6, 2021
Morrison and the Quad just committed to ending coal power by 2040, at the latest
As the Coalition went to war with itself over emissions targets, Quad leaders recommitted to goals that would require Australia to exit coal power by 2040.
September 30, 2021
‘Blah, blah, blah’: Greta Thunberg lambasts leaders over climate crisis
Exclusive: Activist says there are many fine words but the science does not lie – CO2 emissions are still rising
September 30, 2021
CEFC joins Future Super in backing Artesian’s green bond fund
Having invested in more than $700 million of green bonds since its inception, the CEFC is one of the country’s biggest backers of green bonds.
September 30, 2021
Even U.S. bankers are getting anxious about climate change — Grist
Climate change will impact all governments, industries, and individuals. Housing and housing finance will not be spared.
September 30, 2021
Children Born In 2020 Will Experience Up To 7 Times More Extreme Climate Events
A new study says the current climate crisis is a "severe threat" to the safety of younger generations, who will experience far more extreme climate events.
September 30, 2021
Australia’s biggest battery given all clear after Tesla Megapack fire investigation
Regulators give all clear for Neoen and Tesla to resume commissioning of the Victorian Big Battery after identifying cause of fire and remedies.
September 30, 2021
Export Powerhouse
Australia has the potential to grow a new green export mix worth $333 billion per annum, almost triple the value of existing fossil fuel exports
September 30, 2021
Analysis: Despite “Code Red” on climate, target update momentum at a standstill
Despite a code red on the climate crisis climate action tracker data shows momentum is slowing.
September 30, 2021
Why the ‘Swiss Army knife’ of climate solutions is so controversial
Clean hydrogen could replace fossil fuels for almost everything. But should it?
September 30, 2021
EU Says Carbon Market Cash Can Ease Cost of Energy Crisis
Cash can help ease the the cost of the energy crisis
September 30, 2021
Climate Change Replaces Pandemic as Insurers’ Biggest Worry
Climate change has returned to the top of the list of insurers’ biggest concerns as the vaccine roll-out and gradual lifting of health restrictions see pandemic fears ease.
September 30, 2021
Australia's Scott Morrison under pressure as biggest state boosts climate targets
Every Australian state and territory has committed to net zero by 2050, but the Morrison-led government won't make the same pledge.
September 30, 2021
Surging energy prices create perfect storm for PM
Demand and prices for coal and gas are surging just as Australia is trying to finalise plans for decarbonising its economy.
September 30, 2021
Sydney Impact Venture Capital Competition
Sydney Impact Investing (SUIIS) in partnership with Beckon Capital are running a competition for impact startups.
September 28, 2021
Avarni is developing a new format to report scope 3 emissions
Avarni is developing a new format to report the Scope 3 emissions of Qantas.
September 28, 2021
Cutting methane is the best way to avoid disaster
Drastically cutting methane emissions in the near-term might be our only hope of keeping heating below 1.5°C
September 24, 2021
Hiring: Software engineer for Trace
trace is looking for a full stack engineer with experience building customer/client facing products
September 23, 2021
What Blackbird looks for in founders today
Australian venture firm blog post
September 23, 2021
One in five carbon credits under Australia’s main climate policy are ‘junk’ cuts, research finds
Avoided deforestation’ projects do not represent genuine abatement, say researchers who liken the Coalition policy to ‘cheap tricks and hot air
September 23, 2021
Vertical farm outfit seeks $10m as it breaks new ground in Queensland
Vertical farming business Stacked Farms is looking to expand in a world increasingly affected by climate change
September 23, 2021
Clear majority of Australians want net zero emissions by 2050
More than half of the Australians surveyed in the Resolve Political Monitor also want a stronger emissions reduction target for 2030.
September 23, 2021
Investor revolt rocks AGL as climate demands intensify
AGL, the nation’s heaviest greenhouse gas emitter, has been rocked by an unprecedented investor revolt over climate change.
September 23, 2021
Sustainable Solutions Collaborative | Morgan Stanley
Five organizations across four continents compose the inaugural cohort of a Morgan Stanley initiative that helps scale sustainability solutions.
September 23, 2021
Aviation is trying to boost green fuel supplies 9,900% by 2030. Can it succeed?
More than 50 airlines, oil companies and other companies, including Delta, BP and Boeing, pledged on Wednesday to replace 10% of global jet fuel supply with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030
September 23, 2021
Ahead Of Climate Talks, China Vows To Stop Building Coal Power Plants Abroad
The announcement provides needed momentum for global climate change negotiations in November, but coal power is expected to keep growing within China itself.
September 23, 2021
Countries Promised To Cut Greenhouse Emissions, The UN Says They Are Failing
Most countries are failing to follow through on promises to meaningfully cut greenhouse gas emissions.
September 23, 2021
Congress Is Debating Its Biggest Climate Change Bill Ever. Here's What's At Stake
Climate measures in a massive $3.5 trillion economic plan would transform the U.S. energy system.
September 23, 2021
'Carbon Footprint' and 'Net Zero' Don't Mean What You Think
Words that imply strong emission reduction policies
September 23, 2021
It’s Climate Week Again, but the Calendar Is Running Out
A slow transition away from carbon will be costlier than a fast one
September 23, 2021
Australian tech start-up creates world's most efficient solar cell
A solar power start-up business that began in a warehouse in Wollongong has officially created the world's most efficient commercial-sized solar cell, and it has one big point of difference.
September 23, 2021
Getting finance onside for climate
The world has finally awoken to the existential imperative
September 23, 2021
MPower debuts new ESG fund in Japan
Climate Tech VC News
September 23, 2021
Andrew Forrest AO calls for a global hydrogen accreditation scheme
Fortescue Future Industries
September 23, 2021
How blockchain could help integrate rooftop solar and EVs into the grid
Australia is testing the tech behind Bitcoin to solve the grid’s thorniest challenges using the power of distributed energy.
September 20, 2021
Why it’s more profitable to back women-led start-ups
Tech companies founded and led by women perform better and make more money than those led by men - and the venture capital sector is starting to catch on.
September 20, 2021
As Australia’s climate policy disappoints, hope is found in court
Amid the background of government inaction on emissions, climate litigation is on the rise.
September 20, 2021
Banks are two faced when it comes to climate action
Major banks lent $835 million to expansionary fossil fuel projects last year, which was down by half. But the banks face AGM calls for this to drop to zero.
September 20, 2021
Podcast: The Interchange
The Interchange is a weekly podcast on the global energy transformation providing deep insights into technology, markets, projects, company financials, mergers and acquisitions, policy changes, and market data.
September 16, 2021
Climate tech winners and gaps of a $16b year (so far!)
🌲 Globally, the climate startups surge continues.
September 16, 2021
The fraught sprint to the UN climate summit
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will convene a heads-of-state-level gathering
September 16, 2021
Chevron triples low-carbon investment
But avoids 2050 net-zero goals
September 16, 2021
Trigger warning: five ways to buy time for net zero and prepare for net negative
What if there’s more to net zero than simply turning off the tap?
September 16, 2021
Climate science is supporting lawsuits that could help save the world
Climate lawsuits may force markets to price carbon faster than they want to or are prepared to do
September 16, 2021
Zappi Version 2 7kW Electric Car Charger
EVolution Australia
September 16, 2021
Code Red on Climate
Climate Tech VC Weekly Newsletter #70
September 16, 2021
Elemental Excelerator Unveils Earthshot Ventures, a New Climate Technology Fund
New fund from successful accelerator
September 16, 2021
Podcast: SUSTAIN #4: Would electrifying everything eliminate carbon emissions?
Mark Pesce talks to Saul Griffith on the Next Billion Seconds
September 14, 2021
Forget plans to lower emissions by 2050--this is deadly procrastination
Net Zero targets to reduce carbon emissions is too little too late
September 13, 2021
The launch of Project Drawdown Dialogues
A series of conversations taking climate solutions off the page and into the real world, through the perspectives of the people working to bring climate solutions to life.
September 10, 2021
ARENA Roadmap and Mission Update
- Transition to renewable electricity - Clean hydrogen - Low emission metals - Carbon capture and storage
September 9, 2021
50% discount on EV subscription with Carbar
Carbar are incentivising EV's with discounts to subscribe
September 9, 2021
How 'electrifying everything' could be a quick win for the climate — and the economy
Saul Griffith talks about Australia's path to net-zero
September 9, 2021
Giant Leap raises $15m Impact Fund
Their second fund was raised in a month. Climate is one of their key pillars.
September 9, 2021
The sound of inevitability: the coming consolidation in Agtech
One reason is that venture capital fund lifecycles
September 9, 2021
Building New Renewables Is Cheaper Than Burning Fossil Fuels
Rising commodity prices limiting green power’s cost decline New wind or solar farms are often cheaper than existing coal
September 9, 2021
One Small Step hires Tessa Marano as Chief Content Officer
Tessa Marano was the head of fundraising and content lead at sustainability non-profit 1 Million Women, she is the first senior hire to help them massively scale their brand and user growth after they concluded a seed round in July 2021.
September 8, 2021
Climate Change: Show me the money!
Addressing climate change at scale is now largely a capital markets' activation challenge
September 6, 2021
How will blockchain technology help fight climate change?
A few experts give their views on the role of blockchain in helping to address the climate crisis
September 6, 2021
The most popular material on Earth is great for storing CO2
Concrete is a great candidate for storing carbon removed from the atmosphere
September 6, 2021
Why more soil carbon equals more effective rainfall
The benefits of enhancing soil carbon goes beyond just better functioning soils.
September 3, 2021