Cultivating intrinsic motivation, energy efficient behaviours

Cultivating intrinsic motivation, energy efficient behaviours

The question of how to motivate behavioural change in organisations has been the subject of considerable amounts of research for quite a long time now, however the underlying determinants of energy use and energy related behaviours have not been examined in great detail and the problem of sustaining behaviours without a ’carrot & stick’ approach has not been appropriately tackled. A culture whereby individuals and corporations are intrinsically motivated to drive energy efficiency rather than one based purely on extrinsic rewards is achievable and worth pursing, but requires cultivation.

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Valuing co-benefits to drive investment in carbon projects

Valuing co-benefits to drive investment in carbon projects

The recent 2013 World Bank report on carbon finance indicates that global  climate finance reached approximately US$364 billion in  2011, with the private sector contributing a large  proportion of this investment. Carbon prices are at an all time low and the  international carbon markets are likely to remain uncertain for several years  due to the current economic climate, the reduction in demand and unchanged  supply of credits, plus the relative in-action by the international governments  at Doha (COP 18).

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Australia makes waves in the international carbon market

Australia makes waves in the international carbon market

Last week Net Balance attended the Carbon Forum  Asia, held in Bangkok, 30 – 31 October. The forum focused on the  state of the global carbon market, and the potential to develop new market  mechanisms to tackle climate change. Given the current state of the  international markets, with most prices near their lowest points and no  near-term solution at hand, enthusiasm for significant progress in the next  negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on  Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha in late November was muted.

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