Low carbon living
Regional insights into low-carbon hydrogen scale up
This paper argues that by 2040, low-carbon hydrogen could play a significant role in energy systems and energy transitions across the world. In the context of energy transition, it serves to support countries’ efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, whilst contributing to the diversity...
Public engagement and net zero
This report argues that the government must do more to involve the public in designing policies to help the United Kingdom transition to a zero-carbon economy. The report sets out recommendations for when and how policy makers should engage with citizens and residents.
Innovation and the transition to a low carbon future
This paper outlines areas that the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) sees as requiring focus in accelerating innovation for emissions reduction.
Migration and skills for the low‑carbon transition
This paper aims to set out some of the key challenges around the labour and skills needs of the low-carbon transition, and explores opportunities where migrant workers can help meet gaps and support societies in their low-carbon transition. It aims to stimulate further debate by...
Australia's clean economy future: costs and benefits
This cost-benefit analysis finds that developing clean economies, whilst tackling climate change, will actually deliver economic benefits.
Greening suburban travel: interim report on (sub)urban travel demand analysis
From the end of World War Two, the use of public transport in Australian cities declined as the automobile industry grew and car ownership increased rapidly. Over time the car has evolved beyond being a means of transportation into being a subject of interest and...
Investing in climate solutions for New Zealand
In October 2018, IGCC convened a workshop in Auckland to look at how to invest in climate solutions in New Zealand. This report captures the current climate finance landscape in New Zealand, some of the key insights to emerge from the workshop discussion and recommendations...
The renewable city: the future of low carbon living
This paper is also an urgent call to heed the need for rapid proliferation of LCL principles and projects, and their mobilization across the built environment production system. It is a call to build an open market for this by creating the required regulatory and...
Financing climate futures - rethinking infrastructure
The international community has increasingly recognised the need for such transformative action, not only through international agreements (such as the Paris Agreement), but also through forums such as the G7 and G20. However, going beyond an incremental approach to climate policy development and thinking 'outside...
Net zero carbon buildings declaration: Planned actions to deliver commitments
Buildings are one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for over half of total city emissions on average, and a significant source of air pollution. Currently, half a million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution caused by energy...
Briefing paper: National forum low carbon homes for low income households
The purpose of this briefing paper is to explore the context and challenges that exist in providing low carbon homes for households on low incomes, and to draw attention to the key issues for practitioners working in the field. The issues surrounding energy efficiency and...
Transformation to Low Carbon Living – social psychology of low carbon behavioural practice (RP3012)
This document is the final report for a CRC Low Carbon Living project called “Transformation to Low Carbon Living: Social psychology of low carbon behavioural practice". As outlined in the introduction, the purpose of this project was to identify low carbon behaviours and then both...
Low carbon solutions for a sustainable consumer goods sector
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has decided to bring together its members and produce this publication to share how they are addressing climate change through the implementation of low carbon solutions in their direct operations.
Energy efficiency brief: Rosario, Argentina
Argentina’s significant domestic natural gas and hydro resources has led to an electricity generation system based on these fuel sources, offering low electricity prices. However, declining gas production due to the exhaustion of resources coupled with growing energy consumption is emphasizing the importance of both...
Addressing Australia's worsening energy deprivation - policy guide note
This resource suggests that there are a wide range of financial and non-financial barriers limiting the ability of lower income households to address energy deprivation.
2 degrees of separation: transition risk for oil and gas in a low carbon world
This study offers a sophisticated tool to investors to align their capital allocation decisions with the company’s exposure to climate risks.
Why bad housing design pumps up power prices for everyone
Australia’s homes are notoriously “leaky” – allowing the uncontrolled flow of heat into and out of the building. Our answer has been to put in more and more pumps, in the form of air conditioning. This is often promoted as a feature, rather than an...
Integration of energy and emissions reduction policy
In 2015, the Australian Commonwealth Government committed to reducing Australia’s carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions by 26 to 28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. As the electricity sector accounts for around one-third of Australia’s emissions, efforts to reduce economy-wide emissions efficiently will inevitably...
Energy efficient office buildings: transforming the mid-tier sector
Sustainability Victoria’s Energy Efficient Office Buildings program demonstrates that energy savings of up to 29% can be achieved across the mid-tier office buildings sector, via building tuning and cost-effective energy efficiency measures.
Renewable energy in cities
The transition to renewables cuts across the entire urban energy landscape, from buildings, to transport, to industry and power. It means integrating energy supply and demand between different sectors, through smart technologies, rigorous planning and holistic decision-making. This report analyses the role cities can play...
NSW climate change policy framework
The aim of this policy framework is to maximise the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of NSW in the context of a changing climate and current and emerging international and national policy settings and actions to address climate change. The framework: defines the NSW Government’s...
Lower income barriers to low carbon living: summary of focus group and survey findings
The research reported in this summary of findings identifies the financial and non-financial barriers that prevent lower income households from reducing their carbon consumption.This research is designed as a follow-up to the data mining exercise (CRC-LCL RP3001) conducted by Burke and Ralston. In their report...
Participants Annual Forum 2015 - CRCLCL progress update
Participants Annual Forum 2015 - Day 1CRCLCL progress update. Scientia Professor Deo Prasad AO, CRC for Low Carbon Living Chief Executive Officer
Visions and pathways for low-to zero carbon urban living - Australia 2050
Visions and Pathways 2050 is a new research and engagement program which will explore and articulate visions and policy-technology pathways for a low- to zerocarbon built environment in Australia. In this paper we outline the motivation and conceptual framework of the project, concurrent research in...
The importance of house size in the pursuit of low carbon housing
This paper investigated the relationship between house size, star ratings and renewable energy systems to identify a range of affordable low carbon housing scenarios for the Australian market, specifically focusing on Zero (net) Energy Housing (ZEH) for Melbourne, Victoria.