Low carbon living

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Policy report

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...
Discussion paper

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.
Report

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...
Report

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...
Article

CRC for Low Carbon Living forum: Australia’s low carbon future at our fingertips

Cooling hot suburbs, low tech ways to save energy in pools and breakthroughs in wastewater treatments were highlights at the recent CRC for Low Carbon Living conference last week in Adelaide. Each pointed to the sound body of evidence underpinning good urban planning decision.
Discussion paper

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...
Briefing paper

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...
Report

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...
Report

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...
Blog post

Science Council of Japan releases policy recommendation: "Roadmap to healthy low-carbon lifestyles, cities and buildings"

The original policy issued by The Science Council of Japan was in Japanese, and this English article summarises the policy that outlined a roadmap to realize a healthy low-carbon society. The aim of the policy is to build a low carbon footprint and high environmental...