The mission

The mission

Here at The Zero Planet, we aim to shine a light on technological ingenuity and invention in the climate and clean-tech sector through our independent news coverage.

Our editorial mission encompasses all scientific and technological endeavour seeking to solve some of the most urgent ecological challenges facing humankind.

That’s the harm caused by the steel and cement used to build our homes and schools, the fuel we burn to live and travel, plus all the stuff we eat and wear.

A swift transition to renewable energy, and rehabilitation of the polluting production and waste systems that support our lifestyle are widely acknowledged as the key to surmounting these challenges. 

"Since we began covering the green innovation sector, we’ve unearthed eco-entrepreneurs the world over, working on incredible solutions to  the myriad challenges we face."

Fortunately, there are many smart technologies already being developed and deployed to help us transition. And since we began covering the green innovation sector, we’ve unearthed eco-entrepreneurs the world over, working on incredible solutions to the myriad challenges we face.

These (often) unsung heroes are applying their expertise across the mechanical, chemical, biological, molecular and material sciences, dedicating their lives and careers to building the tools we’ll need to preserve our planet’s resources.

But for new technologies to make it all the way through the commercialisation and adoption funnel, many things must go right. And those that do make it to the other side must still run the gauntlet of funding challenges and hostile government policy.

Electric cars and renewable energy are notable examples. Each has proved its worth in the real world and yet how many governments persist with policies to favour their carbon-emitting incumbents?

We vow never to be a voice for those using corporate or political power to hold back planet-friendly innovations. And the same goes for the red-herring technologies created primarily to delay the transition away from carbon-heavy industries. 

We’ll also be keeping a close eye on the ‘weaponisation’ of pseudo science and technology research deployed as misinformation to confuse us into inaction.

But most importantly we’ll be  keeping you updated about emerging technologies, big and small. This is what gets us out of bed each day, to connect with those committed to learning more about solutions to safeguard our future. 

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We acknowledge the Ngarigo and Wallumedegal peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live and work.