The demand for low carbon living (LCL) is steadily growing across the world. Many industry sectors are looking for new opportunities to innovate, enhance productivity, reduce operational costs and contribute to sustainability. Householders are looking for solutions to reduce household bills, contribute to the community and live healthier lifestyles. Governments are also being asked to respond to the challenge of climate change in such a way that it also delivers benefits to industry and communities. The CRC stands to play a critical role in the coming decades to enable industry, householders and government to transition to LCL. The activities of the CRC are industry focused, aimed at assisting the built environment (BE) sector in Australia to reduce carbon emissions by 10 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year (10MTCO2-e/yr) by 2020. A key aspect of achieving this goal will be to provide greater clarity around the needs of various stakeholders to appropriately identify and implement opportunities, increasing the capacity of stakeholders to deliver and implement LCL options along with providing government and industry clear guidance on increasing requirements and incentive strategies for such options.
This report outlines the findings from an Education Scoping Study (Study), commissioned by the CRC, to identify key areas for education and capacity building for low carbon living of particular interest to CRC members and participants, through research, interviews, and a survey. The overall findings present a valuable resource to inform the development of projects across the CRC and target specific areas of industry and community engagement.
RP3006 Education for low carbon living Final Report (1899962 PDF)