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Lower income barriers to low carbon living

This project looks to identify financial and non-financial barriers that different lower income households – defined as those with gross household income in the two lowest quintiles – face in reducing carbon consumption to provide an evidence base for policymakers to improve low carbon living outcomes amongst this socioeconomically disadvantaged group of households across metropolitan and regional Australia. It takes a qualitative approach (resident focus groups, stakeholder interviews and policy workshops) to identify the day-to-day practices of lower income households in reducing carbon consumption, assistance they currently receive in order to lower their carbon consumption, and what the barriers to further transition to low carbon living are (at the household and non-profit sector levels). The findings of this project will be used to inform policy makers and service providers alike into devising policies and programs that may assist lower income households in furthering their consumption reduction.


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CRC for Low Carbon Living

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