The voluntary program series, Part 8: How to get beyond the leadership delusion

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-8-how-to-get-beyond-the-leadership-delusion/79336   Over the last four years I have studied 60 voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings in Australia, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore and the US. Earlier this year I brought together my research findings in a book manuscript due for publication in 2016. Over the last four weeks I... Continue Reading →

The voluntary program series, part 7: programs in the Global South

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-7-programs-in-the-global-south/79302 Over the last few weeks I have discussed the value and limits of voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings. In sum, these programs have thus far had limited impact in the transition to a low-carbon built environment. The programs I have discussed thus far are mostly from Australia, the Netherlands... Continue Reading →

The voluntary program series, Part 6: Promising voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-6-promising-voluntary-programs-for-low-carbon-buildings/79188   Have the last three posts left you in despair? While writing the book being summarised in these posts, the overall narrative of poor performance surely got me down. But don’t panic. I do see the value of voluntary programs in the transition to a low-carbon built environment. They... Continue Reading →

The voluntary program series, Part 5: New forms of financing for low-carbon buildings

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-5-new-forms-of-financing-for-low-carbon-buildings/79140 This post addresses new forms of financing as the third dominant type of voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings. These programs seek to overcome yet another problem in the transition to a low-carbon built environment: the difficulty experienced by property developers and owners sourcing funds for developing or retrofitting low-carbon... Continue Reading →

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