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REPORT 19 MAR 2018

State of the Environment 2018 Report

In 2019, three significant reports on the health of our environment, prepared by the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, were publicly released - the State of the Environment 2018 Report,…

NEWS 13 DEC 2019

The importance of data and predictive capabilities in tackling climate extremes

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability,  Dr Gillian Sparkes presented the Royal Society of Victoria’s RSV 2019 Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research to Professor Andrew Pitman AO,…

NEWS 11 OCT 2019

2019 Winners of the Premier's Sustainability Awards

Congratulations to all winners of the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Awards and Sustainability Victoria for a wonderful event to celebrate and recognise the hard work of all Victorians who are making…

NEWS 7 OCT 2019

Energy: 13 Themes in 13 Weeks Series

As part of our special series exploring the 13 key themes of the Victorian State of Environment 2018 Report, this week we highlight our chapter on Energy coinciding with the Commissioner of…

NEWS 19 MAR 2019

Victoria’s energy transition and the decarbonisation of Victoria by 2050

Photo: Hepburn WindThe challenges of decarbonising Victoria’s $400 billion economy and transitioning to net zero emissions by 2050 as the population continues to grow towards 10 million, is one of…

NEWS 8 MAR 2019

Women leading reforms in the environmental sector

As part of International Womens Day, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio addressed the Legislative Assembly in the Victorian Parliament yesterday, highlighting…

NEWS 15 OCT 2018

Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns Sustainability Awards in Beechworth

  Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes was a speaker and presenter at the 2018 Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns Sustainability Awards in Beechworth on 13th…

NEWS 3 JUL 2018

It's delivery time! An EOFY reflection

As we come to the end of the financial year, I wanted to share an update of the work of my team in the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability. Next week we enter year five of the…

STORY 2 JUL 2018

30 years of renewable energy in Victoria

Past and future performance A 2014 Climate Council report found Victoria and NSW were the only Australian states that had not increased the proportion of renewable energy in their electricity…

NEWS 27 JUN 2018

A Yarra expedition, citizen scientists and precious platypus data

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability (OCES) team enjoyed a sunny, wintry field trip up the Yarra River ­– ahead of the release of the State of the Yarra and its Parklands…