BiographyCharlie Hargroves is a dedicated, passionate, and collaborative action researcher focused on making a contribution to the world’s low carbon transition. Charlie has worked with and been mentored by the world’s leading sustainable development experts over the last 15 years and has made a strong contribution to the field through his writing, consulting, and public speaking. Charlie has co-authored 5 international books (currently selling over 85,000 copies in 5 languages), numerous chapters and papers, and delivered over 50 keynote presentations and guest lectures around the world. The first book won the Australian Banksia Award for Environmental Leadership, Education and Training in 2005, and the two released in 2010 were ranked among the ‘Top 40 Sustainability Books’ in the world that year by the Cambridge Sustainability Leaders Program (with ‘Cents and Sustainability’ ranked 5th and ‘Factor 5’ ranked 12th). Charlie works on a number of national and international projects focused on understanding how to achieve greater sustainability outcomes, in particular those related to the low carbon transition. Charlie is a full member of the Club of Rome and a member of the Decoupling Working Group of the UN International Resource Panel. Charlie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, working with Professor Peter Newman and completing his part time PhD on Carbon Structural Adjustment in 2015, and is the Sustainable Development Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Charlie lives in Adelaide and he and his wife, Stacey, have two children, Grace and Tyson.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Low Carbon Transitions
Published: Feb 07, 2014 by Sustainability
Authors: Cheryl Desha and Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves
Subjects: Education, Economics, Finance, Business & Industry
This paper focuses on the priority area for greening the economy through sustainable development of improving energy efficiency and discusses the complexity of capacity building needs for professionals. The authors propose a dual-track approach to building capacity building, with a short-term focus on improvement and a long-term focus on transformational innovation. A case study is provided, of Australian experiences over the last decade with regard to the topic area of energy efficiency.
Published: Jan 12, 2013 by Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Authors: Karel Mulder, Cheryl Desha, and Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves
This paper considers how educators might take the next step to move from sustainable development being an interesting ‘aspect’ of the curriculum, to sustainable development as a meta-context for curriculum renewal. It is concluded that capacity building for such strategic considerations is critical in engineering education.