|Participants share their views of the CRC for Low Carbon Livings role in creating a low carbon future.|
|Climate change is a key challenge of our time. Urgent action must be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid likely dangerous effects of climate change.|
Most of the potential low cost greenhouse gas emissions (carbon) saving opportunities are known to be in the built environment. However, past experience suggests that market failure/ barriers will prevent uptake of these opportunities (even with a price on carbon).
The aim of the CRC is to provide government and industry with social, technological and policy tools to overcome identified market barriers preventing adoption of cost effective low carbon products and services, while maintaining industry competitiveness and improving quality of life.
|The CRC assembles, for the first time, the necessary critical mass and diversity of built environment stakeholders to address this complex multidisciplinary task, and provides government and industry with a vehicle for trialling alternative infrastructure and community engagement solutions.|
- A reduction in built environment carbon emissions by 10MTCO2-e/yr by 2020
- A projected economic benefit of over $684 million
- Adoption of new government policies and industry building models that contribute to achieving the government’s 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target in the built environment
- 88 higher degree by research (HDR) students with skills in the low carbon built environment