Climate Adaptation Award
City of Melbourne’s Urban Landscape Adaptation Program
City of Melbourne, VIC
City of Melbourne was the first city in Australia to develop a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. The City is now leading urban adaptation action in Australia and has set ambitious targets to cool the city by 4°C. The City has delivered a $30 million adaptation program to transition Melbourneís urban landscapes from vulnerability to resilience. Actions include urban forest expansion, streetscape adaptation, green roofs, stormwater harvesting, open space expansion, permeable pavements and cutting edge adaptation research
Comments from Judges
The Judges thought this project was leading in its depth analysis of climate change impacts on the City of Melbourne and demonstrated results in achieving mitigation of these impacts. This well thought through approach will provide long-term benefits for the environment, economy and community.