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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 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 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 26 SEP 2019

Commissioner is awarded an IPAA National Fellowship

Last night EY Partner Dean Yates and the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes were amongst recipients of the 2019 Institute of Public Administration Australia National…

NEWS 20 AUG 2019

Sustainable Development during IPAA Victoria Public Sector Week 2019

As part of the third biennial IPAA Victoria Public Sector Week 2019, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes joined a stellar line up of speakers to discuss 'Why Should The…

NEWS 15 AUG 2019

Position Magazine Q&A with Dr Gillian Sparkes

Our Commissioner, Dr Gillian Sparkes, was recently interviewed by Position magazine. In this interview, Dr Sparkes discusses the importance of adopting the United Nations Sustainable Development…

NEWS 9 AUG 2019

Experts comment on latest IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes, along with leading climate experts including ARC Centre for Climate System Science’s Professor Steven Sherwood; CSIRO Research…

NEWS 18 SEP 2018

OCES at the Royal Society of Victoria’s Future Thinking Forum

The forum was held in conjunction with Emergency Management Victoria, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Bureau of Meteorology Science into Action and Scientell. The event…