'Charlie' Hargroves - Research Fellow/Project Director
Hargroves is the co-founder and Director of The Natural
Edge Project (TNEP), an Australian based Sustainable
Development research collaboration. Charlie and the
TNEP team have developed a number of internationally
renowned books on sustainable development, including
contributions from the likes of Alan AtKisson, Amory
Lovins, Ernst von Weizsäcker, Gro Brundtland, Jeffery
Sachs, Leo Jensen, R. K. Pachauri, and William McDonough.
is a graduate in Civil and Structural Engineering from
the University of Adelaide and is currently completing
a PhD in Sustainable Industry Policy with Professor
Peter Newman at Curtin University. Charlie spent 12
months on secondment as the CEO of Natural Capitalism
Inc, Colorado, and represents the team as an Associate
Member of the Club of Rome.
teams flagship collaborative book, ‘The
Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities,
Innovation and Governance in the 21st Century’
(Earthscan 2005), was awarded the Australian Banksia
Award for Environmental Leadership, Education and Training.
Building on from this work the team delivered two online
open access books, 'Whole
System Design: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable
Engineering' (Earthscan 2008), and 'Energy
Transformed: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate
Change Mitigation' and is currently working
on an update of ‘Factor 4’, co-authored
with Ernst von Weizsäcker, and a response to the
Brundtland Commission’s report ‘Our
Common Future’ .
Charlie and the team
from TNEP have developed a range of projects focused
on education, strategy and policy for sustainable development,
including working with international partners such as
UNESCO, UNEP, Wuppertal Institute, World Federation
of Engineering Organisations, Chicago Climate Exchange,
World Technopolis Association, Chicago Manufacturing
Centre, and Rocky Mountain Institute. The teams Australian
partners include Griffith Univeristy, ANU, CSIRO, Engineers
Australia, Purves Environmental Fund, Townsville City
Council, National Framework for Energy Efficiency, HP,
UniSA, KBR, VicUrban, Hatch, RMIT, QUT, and the Queensland
EPA Sustainable Industries Division.
is in the final stages of completing his PhD with Curtin
University under the supervision of Professor Peter
Newman on the topic of 'Carbon Structural Adjustment'.