ACSDRI is a registered charity foundation with the objective to promote sustainable development goals. The organisation’s key objective is to promote sustainable development principles of intra and inter-generational equity, conservation of biodiversity, adoption of precautionary principles, human rights and participation and values through public seminars, workshops, and conferences. The ACSDRI also conducts research and publishes sustainability-related educational magazines, journal articles and books.
The ACSDRI conducts an awareness program and provides technical advice relating to climate change and how to reduce emissions for their peers and network. Supporting Carbon Neutral Adelaide relates to sustainable development goal 13 “to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”, which is a shared objective with the ACSDRI.