Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide have been listed as amongst the top 43 global cities acting to reduce emissions, adapt to climate risks and manage water resources.
The ranking is the first-ever Cities A List produced by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) that names the world's cities leading on environmental action, and identifies the cities that are leading the low-carbon transition while safe-guarding citizens and ensuring they remain prosperous places to live and work.
The A-List was drawn from 625 cities that reported through CDP’s environmental disclosure platform in 2018.
Canberra was recognised as one of five cities that have city-wide 100 per cent renewable energy targets. Melbourne was recognised for its Net Zero Emissions by 2020 target, and Sydney for net zero by 2050.