ISA in the Media
ISA research and consulting has been in the media for more than 10 years:
- 24 April 2013, ISA's research on international trade and embodied carbon emissions features in a UK Committee on Climate Change report on the need to reduce the UK's domestic and imported emissions and address UK's competitiveness risks.
The Committee on Climate Change is an independent, statutory body established under the UK Climate Change Act 2008. Its purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to the UK Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.
- 15 March 2013, ISA's research features in Australian Science.
- September 2012, NeCTAR announces ISA-led large-scale Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory, in collaboration with Intersect, UNSW, CSIRO, University of Queensland, University of Ballarat, Griffith University, University of South Australia, and University of Melbourne.
- 7 June 2012, ISA publishes results of ARC-funded research project in Nature, showing that international trade drives 30% of global species threats. ISA's findings are widely reported in the press, eg
Le Monde, Scientific American, BBC, Reuters UK, El Pais, Die Welt, Volkskrant,
47News Japan, 24France News, Radio Canada, Straits Times Singapore, AsiaOne, Oesterreichischer Rundfunk, Le Matin (Switzerland), Ansa (Italy), El Silenciero (Mexico), Natur+Kosmos (Germany), SINC (Spain), El Comercio (Peru),
COSMOS, J-Wave Tokyo Morning Radio, European Commission DG Environment Science for Environment Policy News Alert, Bayerischer Rundfunk,
9News, Sydney Morning Herald, The Conversation, Radio Australia, The Age, ABC Rural, Herald Sun,
Brisbane Times, ABC Science, Canberra Times, as well as in Nature podcasts, blogs, and a commentary. For press releases.
- 2 December 2011, ISA was one of the invited participants at a conference hosted by the APEC Secretariat in Singapore. Together with representants from the World Trade Organisation, the US International Trade Commission, Japan's Institute of Developing Economies, and the Moscow Higher School of Economics, Manfred Lenzen discussed uses of input-output tables as part of efforts to strengthen policy making in the Asia-Pacific.
- 25 November 2011, ISA's journal article on the environmental "hinterland" of Australian cities has been voted Editor's choice by the Journal of Industrial Ecology, and is now free for download.
- September 2011, Article in The Australian on the School of Physics' successes at the 2011 Eureka Awards. ISA's award is discussed at the end of the article.
- 14 December 2010, ABC News report ISA's findings about Canberra's Ecological Footprint growing. See also full report.
- November 2010, Manfred Lenzen visits the Pacific island of Niue in order to plan for a new sustainability initiative similar to that already realised by ISA on Norfolk Island. The visit is documented in a televised interview on Niue TV.
- 3 September 2010, UK government's chief environment scientist Robert Watson speaks about research undertaken by ISA and the Stockholm Environment Institute in a BBC interview.
- 21 June 2010, ISA is hosting the 18th International Input-Output Conference, which is also covered in the UniNews.
- 15 January 2010, High-profile research conducted by ISA and ISA's UK partner SEI for the UK government has now reached the UK Parliament. A Private Members Bill has been put forward in the House of Lords - the Bill seeks to put in place a consumer emissions target (the current Climate Change Act which sets an 80% reduction target only deals with production emissions). Lord Teverson who initiated the bill said: "The Defra report considered the position in the United Kingdom in 2004 and came to the conclusion - I was surprised by the accuracy with which the figures can be worked out by academics - that the consumption emissions of the United Kingdom economy were some 37 per cent higher than our production emissions." The UK Parliament website has more information on the Consumer Emissions Bill.
- 9 December 2009, ABC Radio National coverage of the Perth Town Hall public debate "Going Nuclear?" including Manfred Lenzen.
- 15 September 2009, ABC Rural Western Australia story on ISA's research on low-carbon electricity technologies featuring Manfred Lenzen. Also broadcast in South Australia.
- 31 August 2009, ABC Rural interview on low-carbon electricity technologies featuring Manfred Lenzen. Includes mp3 audio files for download.
- 18 August 2009, The Lenzen report is mentioned in a speech to the Sydney Institute by the AWU National Secretary Paul Howes.
- 30 July 2009, Manfred Lenzen's research for the Australia Uranium Association's commissioned report Current state of development of electricity-generating technologies - a literature review is featured in the Australian Financial Review's article Governments slow to come clean on coal
- May 2009, Chris Dey is interviewed by Peter Switzer for Qantas radio Talking Business (see transcript);
- April 2009, Chris Dey and the team are featured in Sydney Science, Sustaining our uncertain future;
- December 2008, issue of Travel + Leisure, the Green Challenge article considers eco-conscious travel featuring Chris Dey;
- 1 August 2008, BBC4 TODAY Interview about ISA and SEI's work for Defra UK, a calculation of the UK's carbon footprint, with Dr John Barrett from SEI and UK environment minister Phil Woolas;
- 1 August 2008, BBC News, coverage of ISA's and SEI's calculation of the UK's carbon footprint;
- March 2008, in the Black journal article Calculating your Business' Carbon Footprint, featuring ISA's data and algorithms;
- January 2008, the British Government uses ISA's research on nuclear energy in its White Paper on Nuclear Power (see Sections 2.13ff).
- 15 November 2007, ABC TV Catalyst show, featuring ISA's Chris Dey;
- 13 October 2007, Pacific Edge article on ISA's Manfred Lenzen's presentation to local councils on ecological footprints;
- 9 October 2007, Campus Review article on the University of Sydney's TBL project: "The bigger picture";
- 18-19 August 2007, Sydney Morning Herald front page article on ISA's Environmental Atlas: "Top suburbs are costing the Earth";
- 18-19 August 2007, Sydney Morning Herald article on ISA's Greenhouse Atlas: "Spending our way to climate change";
- 3 July 2007, Sydney Morning Herald article "Into the meat of the issue", also in Brisbane Times;
- 27 June 2007, ABC Rural program on how the "Ecological footprint is linked to income";
- April 2007, Green is Good for Business (The Press UK) article about BottomLine3 software in the UK.
- 30 March 2007, Sydney Morning Herald article on ISA's talks with Woolworths on food miles and carbon emissions of imported food.
- 21 March 2007, ABC Rural news on water use and food prices;
- 20 March 2007, G Magazine online feature on a comparison of the environmental impacts of buses and trains, based on Manfred Lenzen's study;
- February/March 2007, CSIRO Ecos Magazine Issue 135 (p. 32) review of BottomLine3 software.
- 10 February 2007, Daily Telegraph full-page profile on ISA's activities;
- January 2007 issue of 'G' magazine: Rebecca Blackburn on ISA's comparisons of "Train Vs Bus";
- 5 December 2006, ABC LateNightLive forum featuring Chris Dey and Manfred Lenzen: "Is Australia's Future Nuclear?";
- 22 November 2006, ABC Local Radio show on nuclear options for Australia;
- 19 October 2006, ABC Science Online report: "It's easy being greener";
- 31 August 2006, ABC TV Catalyst show, featuring ISA's Chris Dey;
- 9 August 2006, ABC Lateline TV show on the future of ethanol;
- 25 May 2006, ABC News story featuring Barney Foran: "Environmental scientist flags impact of human consumption";
- December 2005, WME article on BottomLine3 software;
- 30 May 2005, Canberra Times article on the Balancing Act report: "Counting the ecological cost";
- 25 May 2005, Sydney Morning Herald front page article on ISA's Balancing Act report: "Go figure: one swig costs buckets of water";
- 24 May 2005, ABC News story on food prices and the environment;
- 30 April 2005, The Age article refers to input provided by ISA in the report "The Ecological Footprint of Victoria – Assessing Victoria's Demand on Nature";
- 4 November 2002, ABC Four Corners interview with Barney Foran: "Future Dilemmas";
- 13 April 2002, EarthBeat Radio National broadcast featuring Shauna Murray and Manfred Lenzen: "Discarding the Bovver Boots: Ecological Footprints";
- 15 March 2002, the UniNews carry an article about ISA's study on the School of Physics' Ecological Footprint
- 9 November 2001, ABC Science News report: "Down-to-earth approach to Marrakech";
- 20 July 1996, EarthBeat Radio National interview with Manfred Lenzen and Christopher Dey: "DIY Greenhouse Reduction";