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5 Key Takeaways from COP27

We were lucky to have two UN climate scientists, Dr. Bill Hare and Dr. Peter Newman, in WA last week, sharing their insights from COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, at an event hosted by WA Climate Leaders. Here are the 5 key takeaways you may want to consider in your climate action plan. 

COP15: Biodiversity’s time to shine

Australia is one of the 17 megadiverse countries, which means our species are unique and found nowhere else on this Earth. Yet the five-year ‘State of the Environment’ report released in July laid bare that our natural environment is deteriorating due to increasing pressure from climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species, pollution, and resource extraction.

Nature Positive, Carbon Positive Solutions

Achieving a Nature Positive world involves halting and reversing current trends of ecological destruction that affect biodiversity. Preserving our flora and fauna plays a significant role in combatting climate change. A loss of one species, whether plant or animal, can significantly impact other species, including us as humans, and have devastating impacts to our environment.

kaarakin conservation centre & The Endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo

In 2014, we assisted Kaarakin Conservation Centre in planting 38 hectares of the Banyowla Regional Park with native species known to be essential to the feeding, breeding, and roosting cycles of three endangered cockatoo species. We might be experts in biodiverse plantings, but we are not orinthologists, so we met with Sam Clarke, Animal Management & Education Officer, to discuss all things cockatoos.

Carnaby's black cockatoo eats a marri nut at Kaarakin Conservation Centre

“Black Cockatoo Crisis”: A New film from jane hammond

In Black Cockatoo Crisis, Jane follows the plight of Western Australia’s three southwest black cockatoo species, the Baudin, Carnaby’s, and Red Tail, and explores what can be done to save these birds from extinction. Numbers for the species have fallen dramatically over the past few decades and all three birds could become extinct in just 20 years unless something is done to protect their habitat.

Partnerships and the Sustainable Development Goals

Strong partnerships are an integral part of how we choose to undertake our restoration work. The UN notes that collaboration across societal sectors has emerged as one of the defining concepts of international development in the 21st century. Good partnerships bring together diverse resources that achieve impact, are regenerative, and are inclusive of communities.

Superannuations: Superproof Your Future and the Future of the Earth

I had been meaning to change my superannuation fund to a more ethical option for a while, but like most things on the life admin list, it got sidelined and seemed like it would be a complex process. It turns out it is not, and it also turns out that switching your superannuation fund is one of the most impactful ways to make a difference. An ethical superannuation fund can pull your money out of industries that pollute and damage the Earth and channel it into projects that protect and better it.

Can Carbon Protect Species?

At Carbon Positive Australia, we know first-hand that conservation costs money and recovering threatened species takes effort. We know that our carbon planting can and does protect species. We know this because our Citizen Science projects undertaken with CCWA and other organisations provide us with this valuable data.