Professional category

Excellence in Tackling Climate Change

This award celebrates landscape projects which mitigate or adapt to climate change. 

It is open to LI members. 

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What we are celebrating

This award celebrates projects which provide tangible benefits to addressing the climate emergency.  This may be mitigation of climate change, for instance low-impact designs, specifications for reduced embodied carbon, afforestation strategies, or other approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissionsfor instance by encouraging sustainable transport.  Or it may be adapting to expected climate changes, such as building resilience for sea-level rises, increased drought or extreme weather events, urban heat island (UHI) effects, etc. 

This award is open to different types of landscape works, including (but not necessarily limited to): 

  • Assessment or research 
  • Planning document 
  • New process or intervention 
  • Design: concept/outline  
  • Design: detailed/technical 
  • Design implementation 
  • Management strategy 


To enter this Award:

  • The work may be of any scale
  • Part of the awarded activity must have taken place between July 2019 and July 2021
  • The work may be a stand-alone project or form part of a larger project 

Judging criteria

This award will be scored by an independent panel of judges against our Judging Criteria:

  • Sustainability 
  • Value 
  • Professionalism 
  • The relevant aspects of the Design criteria

In selecting an eventual winner, the judges will focus especially on the degree to which the entry: 

  • has made demonstrable effort towards (net) carbon neutrality and mitigating climate change 
  • has maximised adaptation and resilience to future climate changes, including increased temperatures and associated risks 

Follow this link to read more details on these criteria and the sub-criteria to make sure you clearly identify how your work meets the specific requirements for your category.

Excellence in Tackling Climate Change Award 2020 Winner

An overview from the last years Awards winner on what made their entry successful and much more