Two workshop outlines have been developed to support you and/or your organisation to further explore the ideas and challenges presented in the Visions and Pathways 2040 Project. They provide ideas of activities that can be used to expand your vision of what a low-carbon future could be; consider how prepared you are to handle, respond or make use of changes that happen; and imagine (plan) your role in pathways for getting there.

These workshop outlines take as a starting assumption the findings of the VP2040 project – that 80% emissions reductions are possible and achievable, in a number of ways.

Workshop instructions and facilitator notes (click cover to download)

Workshop outlines

Workshop 1: The Exploratory workshop draws on the four exploratory scenarios developed as part of the project. It helps your organisation think more imaginatively about what could happen in a low-carbon future city, and define the kind of low-carbon city that your organisation is aspiring to.

You can also use the 2 action pathways as your provocations if you prefer, but if planning to run both workshops we recommend introducing the four Action Pathways first. This will help to ‘diverge’ thinking about possibilities, before more ‘convergence’ in the second workshop.  (Click cover to download)Four scenarios workshop

Workshop 2: The Action workshop draws on the two Action Pathways. It helps your organisation discuss and reveal tensions in vision, values and the kind of low-carbon future you are aspiring to. It provides a space to consider what you are currently creating, and what other strategies and actions might be worth consideration. (click cover to download)

Two pathways workshop

Each Workshop outline has a number of suggested activities and facilitator notes. These are a starting point for planning and running participative engagement processes within your organisations and with partners. The following partners and participants in the VP2040 project are also available to work with you to design and run processes more specifically tailored to your needs: Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne: contact Prof. Chris Ryan,, Darren Sharp ( and/or Jose Ramos (