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A living green roof is providing a spectacular feature at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS). Designed and built by a team from the University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus, the display highlights the benefits of green roofs which include aesthetically pleasing cityscapes, longer roof life, significantly reduced building energy use and a reduction of the urban heat island effect.

Scientists have severely underestimated the impact of climate change and politicians can no longer afford to delay action, University of Melbourne climate change expert Professor David Karoly has warned.

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability for Victoria, Dr Ian McPhail will speak at the University of Melbourne on the steps needed to implement recommendations from the State of the Environment report.

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