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1.2. Transition to zero-carbon and resilient City assets

Adaptation potential

Mitigation potential





The goal to transition to zero-carbon and resilient City assets addresses the guiding principle of zero-carbon resilience, and requires a two-fold approach:

  • New assets, such as facilities, vehicles, and infrastructure, can be designed to avoid carbon pollution and (where relevant) improve resilience at the outset. This is a cost-effective investment in the future that can help to avoid stranded assets and the higher costs of retrofits.
  • Existing assets like facilities and vehicle fleets require a strategic approach to prioritize the largest emitters and, to the extent possible, align upgrades with replacement cycles. Decision-making tools can also support climate-aligned purchasing for these upgrades

  • Leading civic projects and infrastructure (e.g. Clayton Community Centre, district energy)
  • Exemplary Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy

  • Reduce corporate GHG emissions
  • Enhance resilience of critical infrastructure (nature-based solutions)
  • Save costs in avoided damages