02 Dec 2011

‘Resilient Cities’ is a relatively new term that is designed to go further than ‘Sustainable Cities’ by pushing the transformational aspects of the changes needed within cities to adapt to the long-term challenges facing the planet such as climate change and resources scarcities.

Conference paper
10 Apr 2014

Evidence continues to mount concerning the contribution that carbon emissions from human activity are making to climate change, the costs that this will impose on future generations if unabated, and the challenging GHG mitigation targets and strategies required to minimize temperature increase.

Journal article
21 Sep 2017

From large-scale mixed-use developments with hundreds of offices and dwellings to smaller university precincts, this precincts standard can be used to achieve carbon neutrality and showcase climate leadership.

Guide

One Planet Living is an initiative of Bioregional and its partners to make truly sustainable living a reality.  One Planet Living uses ecological footprinting and carbon footprinting as its headline indicators. 

Website
31 Oct 2018

This study introduces a framework for synthesizing building and transport energy consumption data with the Local Climate Zones (LCZs) classification system. Drawing on preliminary results, we explain how this approach can provide opportunities for standardizing urban carbon accounting.

Journal article
08 Dec 2015

With the accelerating pace of urbanisation around the world, the planning, development and operation of buildings and precincts have become increasingly important with respect to energy use and the associated carbon footprint of the modern built environment.

Journal article
29 Nov 2013

Commuting to work is one of the most important and regular routines of urban transportation. From a geographic perspective, the length of people’s commute is influenced, to some degree, by the spatial separation of their home and workplace and the transport infrastructure. The rise of car ownership in Australia has been accompanied by a considerable decrease of public transport use.

Conference paper
22 Nov 2016

The share of prefabricated modular residential buildings in the Australian construction market is growing mainly because they are quicker to erect on-site than traditional construction, and often cheaper; but how about their carbon footprint and more particularly their thermal performance?

Conference paper
22 Nov 2016

Byron Shire, NSW, Australia, aims to transition to zero emissions within ten years in five sectors - energy, buildings, transport, land use and waste. This study investigates the potential of Geodesign to effectively map the shire during this transition.

Conference paper
04 Nov 2016

In December last year, the world negotiated and adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. For the first time, all countries – rich and poor, large and small – agreed to take universal action to limit global warming to 1.5-2°C, to achieve net zero emissions, and to increase resilience to the emerging impacts of climate change.

Briefing paper
01 Oct 2016

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:

Policy
09 Dec 2016

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 involve reducing emissions in the electricity sector.

Report