GORE TO MELBOURNE
MELBOURNE is hosting the Ecocity World Summit 2017 over the next few days, headlined by former US Vice President and current chair of the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore.
Over 800 of the world’s top urban planners, environmental specialists and architects from over 30 countries will attend the conference.
Being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), the summit will discuss and debate urban ecology and sustainable city initiatives and ideas.
MCEC chief executive Peter King said the centre was an ideal venue for the summit.
“We have been a global leader within our industry for many years, thanks to the architectural genius behind our 6-Star Green Star rating and current sustainability practices,” King said.
Summit organisers partnered with Melbourne Water to plant 600 plants in nearby parkland in Feb, while a further 400 trees will be planted after the event.
The Ecocity World Summit was secured by The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, along with other Melb groups.