Gillard Government's Carbon Farming Initiative a win for farmers

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, welcomed the passage of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 through the House of Representatives today, describing it as a win for farmers, a win for Indigenous Australia and a win for the environment.

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Opposition 'concerns' with Carbon Farming Initiative a smokescreen to hide internal divisions

The Coalition is now as divided on the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) as they are on the science of climate change.

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Australia's first carbon farming projects a step closer

Indigenous land managers across remote regions of the north of Australia may be able to earn carbon credits for improving fire management under the Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

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Climate change awareness project launched in Canberra

The Earthwatch ClimateWatch Trail was launched at Parliament House today by Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus.

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Coalition to Australian farmers: you'll have to wait

The Opposition’s climate spokesman, Greg Hunt, today moved to delay the Government’s plans to credit farmers’ actions to reduce carbon pollution.

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Building resilience of coastal communities to climate change

The Australian Government will invest $3.2 million to help demonstrate how coastal communities can adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

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National energy efficiency roadshow starts in WA today

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, will meet Energy Minister Peter Collier in Perth today to discuss how both levels of government can help households in Western Australia save money on their energy bills.

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China delegation arrives for climate talks

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet today welcomed the arrival of his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, to Australia for the 3rd Australia- China Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Change, saying the Australian government's plan to introduce a carbon price would be a key focus of the discussions.

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Government welcomes Qantas' carbon neutral flights

The Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, today welcomed news that iconic Australian businesses, Qantas and Jetstar, are now certified to offer carbon neutral flights.

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Government delivering on national energy standards for appliances

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Mark Dreyfus says he’s pleased that the Greens have announced their support for energy efficiency, including energy performance standards for appliances.

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