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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 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 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 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 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…

NEWS 11 FEB 2019

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019. Our Office joined the EPA Victoria and some of Victoria's leading female scientists for a livestreamed event. Hosted by Victoria's Chief…