Melbourne City Council
Australia

Population: 127742
Area of jurisdiction: 36.2 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

CitySwitch
CitySwitch is a national energy management program led by local government in capital cities that supports organizations who implement energy-efficiency actions. Up to $9000 in funding is available per organization (depending on tenancy size) applicable to the cost of a NABERS energy assessment. Metropolitan Melbourne currently has 144 signatories and achieved a total kg/CO2-e savings of 13,489,435 in FY 2011/12. Participating organizations: City of Sydney Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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1200 Buildings Programme
The 1200 Buildings Program is catalyzing retrofit of 1200 commercial buildings by 2020. The retrofits will improve energy and water efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build economic resilience and increase resilience against the expected effects of predicted climate change. The program also aims to support the delivery of 400 megawatts of distributed power generation in the municipality. The world’s first Environmental Upgrade Agreements for existing commercial buildings have been signed in Melbourne enabling secure private finance to flow to building owners and be repaid through a statutory charge levied by City of Melbourne. Participating organizations: Sustainable Melbourne Funde Start year 2009
Sector Buildings
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

ArtPlay White Roofy
The City of Melbourne has begun testing a white roof on a council building. The white roof reflects light and keeps the building up to 4 degrees cooler on extreme heat days. The trial has been conducted in partnership with Melbourne University and is being used as a showcase to encourage other building owners to install white roofs. Participating organizations: Melbourne University Start year 2012
Sector Human health
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Urban Forest Strategy
The City of Melbourne’s Urban Forest Strategy seeks to address the impacts of urban heat island effect, loss of biodiversity and protect against future vulnerability by providing a robust strategic framework for the evolution and longevity of Melbourne’s urban forest Start year 2011
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Stormwater Harvesting in Fitzroy Gardens
The installation of a stormwater harvesting project in Fitzroy Gardens is part of the City of Melbourne’s Total Watermark strategy. The strategy is improving water security across the city by reducing flood risks, reducing watercourse pollution, and improving drought resilience in the city’s parks and gardens. The Fitzroy Gardens project will see 121 million liters of recycled water used in place of potable water per year. Start year 2011
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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