Post Carbon Pathways: Reviewing Post Carbon Economy Transition Strategies

This report aims to provide a concise overview of learning from 18 of the most comprehensive and innovative large-scale post carbon economy transition strategies. Around the world, detailed policy and research initiatives are demonstrating that a rapid transition to a post carbon economy is both technologically and economically feasible. However, the latest climate science shows that the window for effective action is rapidly closing. Strategies to reduce emissions at the required scale and speed will need to be implemented in the next five to ten years if they are to significantly reduce the risk of runaway climate change.

 

The report is the first stage in an ongoing Post Carbon Pathways project designed to strengthen understanding of the most effective ways of overcoming barriers to the rapid implementation of post carbon economy transition strategies – with an emphasis on plans pitched at the speed and scale capable of having some real chance of reducing the risk of runaway climate change. Published by the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne and the Centre for Policy Development.

LINKS:

 

Post Carbon Pathways: Reviewing Post Carbon Economy Transition Strategies.
Link to briefing paper, summary, full report, and slides:
http://www.postcarbonpathways.net.au and;

 

Link to the full report:

http://cpd.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/CPD_OP17_Post_Carbon_Pathways.pdf

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