The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus has received a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), recognising world leadership in sustainable masterplanning.
The University of Melbourne is launching an exhibition of international work on sustainable urban design, in a program known as Eco-Acupuncture, helping communities ‘future-proof’ their cities for the impact of climate change.
The University of Melbourne, in partnership with VicRoads, has today launched a world first “living laboratory” on the streets of Carlton and Fitzroy to research high-tech solutions to ease road congestion and enhance safety.
The University of Melbourne will be carbon neutral before 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity by 2021 and will now report annually on the institution’s sustainability impact and performance.
In a first for an Australian university, the University of Melbourne has today released a Sustainability Charter that outlines the institution’s principles and commitments to sustainability across all organisational activities.
Renowned Victorian climate scientist Professor David Karoly is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Royal Society of Victoria's Medal for Scientific Excellence in the category of Earth Sciences. A Professor of Atmospheric Science from the School of Earth Sciences within the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Science, Professor Karoly's acclaimed career has placed him ahead of a very strong field of nominees.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.