Gregory Trencher is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Tohoku University in Japan.
A key area of A/Prof Trencher’s research examines various types of city-level policies targeting existing, private sector buildings. An established area of research focuses on how university partnerships with stakeholders in industry, government and civil society can function as triggers for environmental, technological and societal transformations in urban and semi-urban settings. This process is framed as “sustainability co-creation” and has a simultaneous global (Europe, Asia and North America) and case-specific focus. In particular, this research examines core characteristics such as partnership objectives, types of university and societal stakeholders involved, motivations for participating partners, key partnerships mechanisms for pursuing objectives, and potential impacts towards enhanced sustainability.
Web tools and Projects we developed
The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.
Paris Equity Check
This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.
liveMAGICC Climate Model
Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.
NDC & INDC Factsheets
Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.