Byron shire aims to lead Australia on zero emissions community plan


Byron Shire – in the northern rivers region of New South Wales – is aiming to become the first region in Australia to become “net zero emissions”, with a goal to reduce emissions from energy, transport, buildings, waste and land use to zero within 10 years.

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Better Growth Better Climate


The Global Commission, advised by some of the world’s leading economists, has set out a ten point Global Action Plan for governments and businesses to secure better growth in a low-carbon economy.

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Energy Security Outlook


The Energy Security Outlook report examines issues pertinent to India’s energy security. It takes a multi-dimensional view of energy and energy security in India and aims to touch upon all the key issues facing the country’s energy and development agenda.

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Low Carbon West Report


Low Carbon West is a partnership between WAGA, LeadWest and Western Melbourne Regional Development Australia to develop a blueprint for transition to a low carbon economy in the WAGA region.  In 2014, the project developed a baseline for the west’s carbon emissions, identified objectives for the plan and consulted on actions to fulfill them.

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Pathways to Deep Decarbonization


On September 19, 2014 the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project published its 2014 report, which was presented at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014.

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Disruptive social innovation for a low-carbon world


Dr Samuel Alexander, Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute produces a working paper as part of the Visions and Pathways 2040 project.

Pathways to a zero-carbon economy: John Wiseman


A new working paper by Prof John Wiseman titled ‘Pathways to a zero-carbon economy: learning from large scale de-carbonisation strategies‘, provides an overview of key features of the most promising and innovative large scale low-carbon economy transition plans and strategies.

Canada: launch of new Energy Systems Simulator


The Cananadian Energy Systems Analysis Research has developed powerful new interactive visualisation tools of Canada’s energy systems. For the first time, a window of access is available to more than 30 years of highly integrated data on the energy systems of Canada and its provinces.

The Great Transition Initiative

The Great Transition Initiative is an online forum of ideas and an international network for the critical exploration of concepts, strategies, and visions for a transition to a future of enriched lives, human solidarity, and a resilient biosphere. The website serves as a platform for examining global conditions and prospects, and for exploring bold visions and change strategies.

The transition to renewable energy is eminently affordable

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The Guardian, 13 April 2014

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth.  Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards according to a UN report, which concludes that the transformation required to a world of clean energy is eminently affordable.