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National Forum - Engaging Citizens in Transitions to Low-Carbon Living

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Date: Friday 24 November 2017
Venue: Engineers Australia 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne -->

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This national forum is being run by the Low Carbon Living CRC, Swinburne University of Technology node of excellence.


We have the technology and expertise available to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment. However, issues such as perceived lack of demand for low carbon solutions, lack of public and business awareness of potential benefits, and a disorganised evidence-base are impeding the implementation of low-carbon solutions. How can policy makers overcome such barriers and more effectively engage citizens in transitions to low-carbon and sustainable urban living?

This forum will present the latest research and tools from the Low Carbon Living CRC, partners and collaborators that address these issues. It will provide an interactive discussion about new opportunities for businesses, communities and individuals to be engaged and empowered to transition to low-carbon behaviours and practices. It will offer policy makers insights into goals and governance, community engagement, media and technology. In addition, it will cover the evidence, education and innovation opportunities for supporting the urban transitions necessary to achieve our climate and sustainable development goals. 


The insights and ideas shared and generated at this forum will be documented and developed into a discussion paper. Aimed at policy makers, this paper will make recommendations for better engaging citizens in transitions to low carbon living.