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 19 MAY 2022
Launch of the Lancet Global Health Series on Urban Design - Cities for people and planet
A new Lancet Global Health Series on urban design, transport, and health led by Professor Billie Giles-Corti was launched as part of a webinar on Wednesday 11 May 2022. The new Series builds on work…
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 19 NOV 2020
Victorian Spatial Showcase and eSummit
Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes was a panellist and keynote speaker at ‘Spatial Science for Sustainable Development and Unlocking the Transformative Potential of the…
NEWS 11 FEB 2020
2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science
For the 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr Gillian Sparkes, Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, was honoured to speak with Dr Amanda Caples and other …