Three states; South Australia, Victoria and NSW have implemented an innovative scheme for financing building upgrades, via a three-way agreement between banks, building owners and municipalities, allowing the savings from upgrades to pay off the up-front capital loan required.
As a climate adaptation measure, green infrastructure means delivering clean water and air; greener, cooler cities; reducing urban heat islands and protecting wildlife habitat and diversity.
Expertise in this field includes tree canopy cover assessments, designing green space networks, and environmental and water management. Features include living walls, roof gardens, green transport corridors, watercourses and wetlands.
Climate Change Services Australia can help make connections to expertise in the built environment and green infrastructure.