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 

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 evidence of the role of the LA in leading or influencing project to deliver measures to tackle climate change
  • has evidence of a demonstrable effort towards (net) carbon neutrality and reduced carbon footprint
  • has maximised adaptation and resilience to future climate changes, including increased temperatures and climate extremes showing resilience to 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.


To enter this Award:

  • The work may be of any scale
  • Part of the awarded activity must have taken place between July 2020 and July 2022
  • The work may be a stand-alone project or form part of a larger project 

Submitting your entry

This is an online entry.

Make sure you carefully read the How to Enter page for important information about the process and conditions of entry.

You should also read the Judging Criteria and the guide to entering Professional categories for information on eligibility and what you will need to provide in your entry.

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