01 Jun 2018

It is increasingly recognised that the risks associated with climate change must be addressed through both mitigation and adaptation. Buildings are vulnerable to climate change risk and are also the source of a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change.

Journal article
19 Jun 2018

Whilst there is an extensive body of research on the social and environmental concerns associated with private car usage and the role of the built environment and urban form in sustainable travel, there is limited focus on children’s active contribution to these trends, both as part of the problem with their carbon intensive travel patterns and as part of the solution with their capacity to be

Journal article
18 Jun 2018

In the global push to lowering our carbon emissions by transitioning to renewable energy production and improving energy efficiency epitomised in the Paris Agreement in 2015, the importance of housing tenure to the adoption of low carbon living, particularly for those on lower incomes, is often not fully appreciated.

Conference paper
30 May 2018

For well over a decade urban development in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world has pursued an agenda of sustainability. The goal has been to shape our urban development practices so they can be better - for people, planet and economy.

Guide
13 Jun 2018

To bring the cement sector in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, its annual emissions will need to fall by at least 16 per cent by 2030.1 Steeper reductions will be required if assumptions about the contribution from carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies prove to be optimistic.

Report
01 Nov 2017

Recent regulatory reform efforts in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) have included a number of rule changes aiming to contain electricity price rises driven by network investment by distributed network service providers (DNSPs). One focus area has been the economic inefficiencies of current network tariff arrangements, particularly for residential and small business consumers.

Technical report
02 Dec 2013

Energy has been a hot political issue in Australia for more than a decade. In a country with abundant natural resources energy prices are now among the highest in the world. The high prices produce financial stress on consumers, and drive industry offshore, taking with it jobs and support for local communities. People have had enough.

Audio interview
08 May 2018

Two page info-graphic guide to a new Water Sensitive Cities Index tool.  
The Index—developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC)—is a tool for benchmarking against 34 indicators that characterise a water sensitive city.

Guide
16 Apr 2018

Discusses the need for “renewable energy breeding” – the process by which mining the raw materials and manufacturing technologies such as solar cells and wind turbines are themselves powered by renewables rather than fossil fuels.

Commentary
01 Jun 2018

This edition of the National Energy and Emissions Audit shows that the National Electricity Market (NEM) is transitioning to renewable energy despite political and policy uncertainty.

Report
27 Mar 2018

In the almost 10 years since we launched with The Fifth Estate we’ve learnt three important things about offices, the topic we covered at our event in Brisbane on 27 March 2018, Bring Your Office to Life.
One is that offices are capable of huge sustainability gains; they can achieve massive cuts in energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

Report
22 Feb 2018

We report on the carbon footprint of 22 scenario pathways for the transition of the Australian electricity sector to predominantly renewable energy (RE). The analysis employs a dynamic and discrete numerical model that takes into account what we have termed renewable energy ‘breeding’, i.e. RE technologies are being made increasingly with renewable electricity as the transition progresses.

Journal article