The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Dr Gillian Sparkes, welcomes the Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 introduced into Parliament yesterday by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio MP

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018

The World Bank has released the 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With over 180 maps and charts, the new publication shows the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs

Dr Rebecca Koss at Victorian Catchments Summit

The Yarra River is an iconic high-profile natural flowing system within Victoria. 

Plastic pollution by Waste Wise Products
From the Commissioner

This year’s World Environment Day theme is beating plastic pollution. This 5 June, the environment will be celebrated in more than 100 countries and #BeatPlasticPollution is the tag that will be used worldwide. Plastic pollution is a global issue – but it must also be tackled with local action. Everyone has a role to play.


Thank you to Tim Piper of AiGroup for the invitation to speak to the Environment Connect Group at AiGroup in Melbourne last week. 

Better buildings by Sustainability Victoria

Buildings account for 23 per cent of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions after energy generation and transport.

Air quality image EPA

For the first time since it was established in 1971, from 1 July 2018 EPA Victoria will have a governing board. 

Shared Value by FSG
From the Commissioner

We heard a compelling case for the creation of Shared Value at the excellent Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific on 18 April 2018 in Sydney. 

2018 Australasian Network for Ecology & Transportation

Science Writer Rebecca Koss was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Australasian Network For Ecology & Transport Conference.

Dr Gillian Sparkes in Benalla
From the Commissioner

The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes participated in the 2018 Alpine Valley Community Leadership Program at the Mokoan Hub.