A city with a green heart
Home to more than 1820 parks and reserves, 720 kilometres of waterways, a coastal marine sanctuary and a diverse range of native wildlife, Brisbane is easily Australia’s most biologically diverse capital.
Under the leadership of the Brisbane City Council, Brisbane is fast-tracking its way forward to a green future. The council's Green Heart initiative – in which business, industry, community and all levels of government unite to improve energy and water efficiency and make meaningful cuts to greenhouse emissions – will help Brisbane become Australia’s most sustainable city and a carbon-neutral destination by 2026.
Alongside this, the city is making a name for itself as a hotbed for climate-change research and innovations in sustainable clean energy. The local energy sector is evolving towards a broader mix of industries and gaining international cachet: in 2010, Abengoa Solar – a Spanish global leader in solar power – chose Brisbane as the site of its first Australian office. Adding to the growing environmental kudos is Brisbane’s new ecosciences precinct, in which the nation’s leading scientists are at the forefront of climate-change research.
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