10 Jun 2018

Plastics are synthetic materials made from a range of organic polymers that are capable of being moulded when soft. Most plastics are currently made from fossil fuels, typically the by-products from the processing of oil or natural gas.

Technical report
31 Aug 2018

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

Report
20 Mar 2019

This strategy shows how Auckland Council, corporate partners and community groups are planning towards increasing the average canopy cover from 18 to 30 per cent.

Strategy
13 Mar 2019

In order to achieve the environmental dimension of sustainable development, there is a need to scale up environmental action and also to improve environmental monitoring and analysis.

Report
12 Sep 2018

In September 2018, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) launched this guide, which consolidates the experiences from ICAP Members that have considered or operate a linked market alongside insights from the literature. It provides policymakers with step-by-step guidance throughout the whole process of linking.

Guide
01 Oct 2018

This research examines the distributional equity of urban vegetation in 10 US urbanized areas using very high resolution land cover data and census data. Urban vegetation is characterized three ways in the analysis (mixed vegetation, woody vegetation, and public parks), to reflect the variable ecosystem services provided by different types of urban vegetation.

Journal article
18 Jan 2019

Cities across the world are looking into the circular economy concept, as it is being recognized as a key driver for the much wanted green transition, simultaneously enabling greater energy and material efficiency, lower pollution and GHG emissions and job creation. Cities echo that it is time to accelerate the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra by rethinking the approach to development.

Case study
18 May 2018

This paper seeks to show how one emerging nation can model an operational sustainability policy.

Journal article
19 Nov 2018

Speech delivered to the CRC for Low Carbon Living Annual Forum in Adelaide on 19 November 2018.
 

Other text
31 Aug 2016

This paper quantifies the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions co-benefits associated with water, waste and transportation usage in certified green commercial office buildings in California.

Journal article
27 Jul 2017

These slides presented a case study about the impact of carbon policy changes in New York City on the existing buildings and energy code in NYC. 

Presentation
17 Jul 2017

ATLANTA , GA , CITY/TOWN/VILLAGE LEVEL , IN FORCE
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This is a case study of how Green building LEED Silver certification caused Sustainable development design standards to be amended. 

Policy