Sustainable living



Report

Te Ara Matatika: The fair path

This report argues New Zealand leaders need to rethink the transport system around two objectives - reducing car dependence and making the transport system fairer.
Report

Green shoots: opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy

This report looks at the green economy, taking stock of the current environmental footprint and development of ‘green’ sectors, as well as identifying opportunities to grow a sustainable and diverse Western Australian economy.
Report

School microclimates

Based on empirical data collections, this report provides more than twenty practical recommendations on how to reduce the impacts of outdoor heat.
Literature review

Talking about transport modality shift: a literature review

This literature review was written to inform a message guide for technical experts, communicators and advocates working to deliver urban mobility solutions that grow the share of travel by public transport, walking and cycling. Its purpose is to help us use more effective strategies to...
Guide

Playbook for guiding diners toward plant-rich dishes in food service

This playbook details 23 behaviour change strategies to help food service companies support diners in choosing more sustainable, plant-rich dishes when shopping or dining out – action that’s important for meeting global emissions goals and achieving the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Report

Renewables in cities: 2019 global status report

This report is the first in what is to become an annual stock-take of the global transition to renewable energy at the city-level. REN21 is developing this series to build up reliable data on and create a comprehensive picture of renewable energy developments in cities...
Report

Energy and indoor climate visualisation to encourage households for low carbon living

This pilot project was designed to address this gap in energy usage information through the development of an integrated visualisation platform to allow households to explore their indoor comfort conditions, and disaggregate electricity consumption and water consumption at a residential scale.
Strategy

Our Place Inner West: draft local strategic planning statement

This document guides land use in Sydney's Inner West over the next twenty years towards sustainable urban living through the Local Strategic Planning Statement.
Report

Liveability real estate framework training and professional development – final report

This project, RP3039, sought to adapt the existing Liveability Real Estate Framework to develop an online “real estate knowledge” handbook for ‘moderators’ of the website developed in CRCLCL project RP3029e1 and an online Liveability Real Estate Specialist training course suitable for TAFE Sydney Students studying...
Video

Towards zero carbon: living a low carbon life

This video features two of the CRC for Low Carbon Living's 17 Living Laboratories where a ‘learn by doing’ environment was key, involving local councils, developers, residents and businesses that integrate, test and evaluate low carbon living solutions in-situ.
Report

Beyond fire: how to achieve electric cooking

This report provides an overview of the main technological pathways to fundamentally transform the cooking sector in developing countries to sustainable sources.
Report

Trade in environmentally sound technologies: implications for developing countries

This report aims to enhance understanding of the implications, capacity needs and enabling conditions for trade liberalization of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), with focus on developing countries. It focuses its analysis on five ESTs, namely solar photovoltaic cells (PVs), water filters, waste incinerators, gas filtering...
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

Waste not, want not: reducing food loss and waste in North America through life cycle-based approaches

This report examines ways in which life cycle thinking and related tools, such as life cycle assessment, can be used to inform effective policymaking, aimed at reducing food loss and waste.
Report

Playing for the planet: how video games can deliver for people and the environment

This report summarizes recent, relevant, global developments in the video games sector, perspectives from over 50 thought leaders from the industry, and stand-out examples of world-class games. It extracts recommendations for how the video game industry, gamers, policymakers and UN Environment can together ‘Play for...
Discussion paper

Why is animal welfare important for sustainable consumption and production?

The 2030 Agenda envisages a development model “in which humanity lives in harmony with nature and … other living species are protected.” Yet while the relationship between animal welfare, environmental well-being, and human development is increasingly researched and evidenced, there remains very little recognition of...
Video

Towards zero carbon: low carbon tourism Blue Mountains

Tourism represents about 5% of Australia's carbon emissions. This innovative program that started in the Blue Mountains has helped 80 local businesses lower their carbon emissions by up to 15%.
Video

Towards zero carbon: students changing their world

The CRCLCL-supported ClimateClever Initiative is a low carbon, educational program underpinned by an innovative, data-driven App.
Conference paper

Families, children and car: the environmental cost of chauffeuring children

Parenting responsibilities in the context of children’s mobility have been subject to a substantial change over the last few decades. Children’s current activities and travel patterns are significantly different to the previous generations when they were at the same age. Today’s children are exposed to...
Video

Webinar - Sustainable communities: leading the way to net zero living #1

Recorded on 27th September, as part of World Green Building Week #homegreenhome
Report

Cool schools

This report summarises current research in health and environmental sciences, planning policy, legislation and standards, sustainability education, and innovative design trends. Its purpose is to inform future research into student thermal comfort and cooling solutions for schools in Western Sydney and NSW.
Video

WorldGBC - Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment - clip 1

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment) challenges companies, cities, states and regions to reach Net Zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be Net Zero in operation by 2050. By setting ambitious ‘absolute’ targets, the...
Report

Unfantastic plastic - review of the ACT plastic shopping bag ban

This report investigates the efficacy of the existing legislation and recommends options to improve environmental outcomes of the ACT plastic shopping bag ban.
Guide

SALT Torquay one planet action plan

SALT is a planned One Planet residential community set on the margins of the coastal township of Torquay in regional Victoria. Its history, location and setting is unique, local, and coastal, earning it the working name of ‘SALT’.
Report

Fifteen living labs across Australia. Final synthesis report on CRC LCL project RP3045

Fifteen Living Laboratories have been developed across Australia over the past 5 years under the auspices of the CRC for Low Carbon Living. The establishment of the Living Labs has been a significant investment and this report outlines the Living Labs and proposes a model...