REPORT 15 DEC 2021
State of the Environment Biodiversity Update 2021 Report
Given the severity and impact of the 2019-20 black summer bushfires on Victoria’s ecosystems, this report has been prepared ahead of the next Victorian State of the Environment Report due in 2023.
NEWS 6 JUN 2022
Leaders discuss biodiversity conservation and recovery at the Parliament of Victoria
On Sunday 5 June, World Environment Day, leaders from government, industry, community and academia came together for a discussion in the Victorian Legislative Council, on protecting and reclaiming…
NEWS 1 APR 2022
New Trustees of The Royal Society of Victoria announced
The Royal Society of Victoria have announced that two new Trustees of the Royal Society of Victoria have been appointed by Governor-in-Council (the Governor and Premier of Victoria) as of 1 March…
NEWS 11 NOV 2021
EIANZ international conference discusses 'How good is science!?'
Dr Gillian Sparkes AM, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability joined The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change to deliver keynote presentations for the…
NEWS 15 JUN 2021
Commissioner Dr Gillian Sparkes receives Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours
Congratulations to Dr Gillian Sparkes on being awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours “for significant services to environmental sustainability, and to…
NEWS 3 JUN 2021
Getting down to the nitty gritty of implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals locally
As part of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability’s leading work applying the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to environmental reporting in Victoria, we have a project underway…
NEWS 16 FEB 2021
Women and girls in STEM, the planet needs you!
Listen in to this senior Victorian forum explore education and career opportunities and the challenges for girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEM). This…
NEWS 28 JAN 2021
What Makes a City Sustainable?
Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes delivered a keynote ‘What Makes a City Sustainable? Science, Technology and Sustainable Development’ at the inaugural virtual Smart…
NEWS 30 AUG 2019
Signing between the Australian Space Agency and FrontierSI to drive growth for Australia's space and spatial industries
On Thursday, 29 August 2019, FrontierSI signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency in Melbourne. I joined Head of the ASA Dr Megan Clark AC and FrontierSI…
NEWS 29 MAR 2019
Commissioner Dr Gillian Sparkes in the Australian Financial Review
Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes letter to the Editor, Australian Financial Review, 26 March 2019 Environment reporting needs rewiring Victoria’s five-yearly…