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What does Melbourne’s future climate look like?

Victoria signals end of coal by announcing a new 95% renewable target. It’s a risky but vital move.

Victoria signals end of coal by announcing a new 95% renewable target. It’s a risky but vital move.


Wood, T. (2022, October 20). Victoria signals end of coal by announcing a new 95% renewable target. It’s a risky but vital move. The Conversation.

Open Trees interactive map

An interactive map to visualise a data set of trees in municipal street and park trees. (2022).

Melbourne's erratic climate, 1928

MELBOURNE’S ERRATIC CLIMATE - MELBOURNE, Wednesday. - Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) - 26 Jan 1928. (2014). Trove; Trove.

How Aboriginal perspectives can shape new landscapes

When it comes to strategies of environmental management in Australia, the voices and aspirations which have been largely missing, both historically and contemporaneously, are those of Australia’s First Peoples.

First Peoples view Country as kin to be looked after and actively loved. Australia’s First Peoples have been developing complex technologies, practicing aquaculture, making bread, farming and caring for Country for many millennia. 

Read about it here.


How Aboriginal perspectives can shape new landscapes. (2020, March 19). The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub.

Australia’s unceded cities are still part of Country, and if we care for them, they will care for us as we face the climate challenge.

The future of our cities is Indigenous (University of Melbourne Research article)

Our cities are located on unceded Aboriginal lands. Yet cities can feel openly hostile to Indigenous peoples. They don’t reflect our cultural values or sense of place.

Melbourne is located alongside the Birrarung, a river that has nourished countless generations before us. Today, the scales are off balance, the river is choked with pollutants and as we don’t care for the Birrarung, it is unable to care for us.

Wurundjeri Elders see it as their cultural duty to return the river to health and invite all people to walk with them so that one day the river will be healed to provide nourishment for the many generations that come after.


Miller, M. (2022). The future of our cities is Indigenous. Research, University of Melbourne.

What might Melbourne's future weather look like?

The. (2020). Climate Conversations - Australia in 2029: A Hypothetical Future [YouTube Video]. In YouTube.

Cool Routes

Cool Routes

Due to climate change, Melbourne is experiencing more hot weather and heat wave events than ever before. While City of Melbourne is working to cool the city. they are also exploring new ways people can keep cool when moving about the city.


Cool Routes - City of Melbourne. (2022).


These are estimated greenhouse gas emissions produced at the City of Melbourne's Degraves Street Recycling Facility, based on calculations on the amount of waste processed.


City of Melbourne. (2017, May 12). Estimated greenhouse gas emissions generated by Degraves St Recycling Facility 2016.

Monthly Rainfall - 086232 - Bureau of Meteorology. (2021).

IPCC AR6 Working Group 1: Summary for Policymakers. (2021).; IPCC.