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Policies put the EU on track to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets

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European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions fell almost 2 % between 2012 and 2013, putting the EU very close to its 2020 reduction target, according to new analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The EU is also on track to meet two other targets to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2020.
 

Certification for WA logging agency a grave error

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The Australian Conservation Foundation has called for the international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to withdraw environmental certification awarded to Western Australia's state logging agency and launch an investigation into how it was issued.

The environmental tick of approval was granted by UK auditing firm Soil Association despite evidence from environmental stakeholders that WA's Forest Products Commission continues to log old growth Karri forests which are habitat for threatened fauna including Red-tailed Black Cockatoos, Mainland Quokkas and Western Quolls (or Chuditch).

 

Cut to Renewable Target will see Australia's carbon pollution rise

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wwfThe Government's decision to cut the Renewable Energy Target will see Australia's carbon pollution go up, sustainable energy jobs lost and investment shut out, WWF said today.

WWF National Manager for Climate Change Kellie Caught said the announced cut to the Renewable Energy Target would strangle the renewables industry in favour of dirty fossil fuels.
 

Join the Ethical Enterprise Awards & Conference 2014

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ethicalenterpriseawardslogoMoral Fairground in partnership with Australian Ethical Investment will be hosting the 2014 Ethical Enterprise Award dinner at Rydges, Preston on November 19, 2014.

The Ethical Enterprise Award recognises the most inspirational ethical enterprise in Australia. Businesses who have achieved a positive social and economic impact in a local or overseas community through their innovative and ethical trade practices are encouraged to apply.
 

Sydney to play host to 9th annual Cruelty Free Festival

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crueltyfreeAnimal Liberation NSW is thrilled to present the ninth annual Cruelty Free Festival in Sydney next Sunday, October 26th.

With growing interest in cruelty-free living and last year's record attendance, festival organisers have teamed up with Australian animal protection group, Voiceless, to offer guests an exciting, fun-filled fusion of food, fashion, entertainment and art.
 

Volunteer at Samara for an unforgettable African experience

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samaraSamara Private Game Reserve is situated on the vast mystical plains of the Great Karoo in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The reserve boasts spectacular topography; from vast open plains, to densely vegetated valleys and rocky escarpments.

Restoration of the natural wildlife that roamed the Great Karoo prior to European settlement, 200 years ago, is the mission that Samara Private Game Reserve strives towards.
 

800 million undernourished people Worldwide

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norwegianrefugeeThe Ebola outbreak in West Africa and cuts in the food aid provided by the United Nations may increase the number of people affected by hunger dramatically.

"We must not end up in a situation where people who have survived Ebola end up dying of hunger instead," says Jan Egeland, Secretary General of Norwegian Refugee Council.
 


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