Who We Are
CarbonLab is a carbon and energy management collaboration which aims to deliver innovative research and training to industry & government. The CarbonLab team is made up of leading researchers and industry experts and is based at the University of Queensland (UQ). We have extensive research, business, economics, policy and engineering experience in developing carbon, energy and sustainable management solutions.
Essentially, CarbonLab is a collaboration of leading experts working in a variety of disciplines (e.g. economics, science and energineering) from UQ, government and industry. CarbonLab facilitates the sharing of research and delivery of advisory projects accross a number of areas including energy systems and management, climate policy and carbon finance.
CarbonLab members have worked with many organisations to understand, manage and implement carbon and energy solutions to improve productivity and sustainability outcomes. These organisations have included: One Harvest, Billabong International, Xstrata Coal, Dairy Australia, the International Energy Centre, Goldfields Ashanti, International Council on Minerals and Mining, Arrow Energy, Australian Country Choice, Sugar Research Development Corporation, various Queensland State Government departments, LCR Group, Low Carbon Australia, the Fitzroy Basin Association, Queensland Murray Darling Basin Association and Utilitas Bioenergy.Our UQ-SMART collaboration initiative with industry and government won us the prestigious BHERT Award in 2012.
From Australia to the EU and from China to the US, emission trading is increasingly being chosen as the preferred public policy option to manage greenhouse gas emissions. Organisations of all types will need to adapt to a price on carbon. The CarbonLab acknowledges that emissions trading, and more broadly carbon management, as a new and significant challenge for government and business. As such it has prioritised the development of a number of learning tools to help organisations build capacity to adapt and prosper under a low carbon economy.
One such tool is CarbonGameTM, an interactive emissions trading simulation for policy makers and industry leaders, which has been delivered to over 4000+ participants areound the world. CarbonGame was developed in collaboration with UQ's Global Change Institute as an engaging 3 hour workshop that aims to teach participants: how carbon pricing works: how companies develop carbon management plans; and; how policy makers can tweak cap-and-trade schemes to meet emissions reduction objectives while ensuring economic sustainability. We are currently in the process of revising CarbonGameTM into an exciting online game that will be available in multiple languages
CarbonGame, our emissions trading simulation is available in English and Chinese, and has been delivered to over 4,000 people in over 15 countries
In partnership with a number of organisations, our energy and carbon solutions and courses have been delivered in many parts of the world