MELB ECO HOT SPOT
MELBOURNE has been ranked as the number one sustainable city in the Asia-Pacific region for business events in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index).
Ranked number 13 in the world overall, Melbourne and the Melbourne Convention Bureau’s (MCB) sustainability performance was evaluated on the city’s environmental strategy, social sustainability, infrastructure, industry supplier support and strategy.
Melbourne’s best results were in the category of city social sustainability scoring 75%, & convention bureau performance achieving a 74% ranking.
MCB chief executive officer Karen Bolinger said the bureau actively contributed to, and promoted the city’s sustainability credentials to the business events industry.
“MCB will continue to work collaboratively with all our partners and the business events industry on supporting initiatives that strengthen the city’s eco-credentials,” she said.
The city aims to have zero net carbon emissions by 2020.