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Current consultation on climate action for Adelaide

11 March 2022.

The City of Adelaide is currently developing a new action plan to support the Carbon Neutral Strategy 2015 - 2025.

Adelaide residents, businesses and city visitors are invited to share what they are doing and what Council should focus on to support the transition to carbon neutrality, particularly in ways that also best support your recovery from COVID.

A carbon neutral Adelaide is a healthy, liveable city, where our citizens and businesses thrive in a low carbon economy.

Add your voice using the Virtual Whiteboard

  • Share your stories about what you are doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city
  • Tell us: where should we next focus action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
  • “Like” or comment on other posts to show your interest or support

Join the thousands of citizens around the world who are actively supporting their cities to reduce impact on climate. Everyone has a part to play in reducing emissions. Collectively government, community and businesses need to work together towards carbon neutrality.

Background

The climate is changing, and the science is clearer than ever on the ways that human activities are negatively impacting the world around us. Last year the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest five-year report on the physical impacts of climate change. See a summary video here.

The City of Adelaide is playing a part in the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, whilst fostering economic prosperity, liveability, and wellbeing, particularly within the context of our recovery from COVID.

Milestones to date

  • In 2015, the City of Adelaide adopted an aspirational target to be a carbon neutral city by 2025.
  • The City of Adelaide and the SA Government partnered on the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Action Plan that ran from 2016 to 2021 and included 104 actions to progress carbon neutrality for the city.
  • The City of Adelaide's community greenhouse gas emissions fell by 21% from FY2007 to FY2020 - with a shift to renewable electricity sources playing a major part. This is despite a 41% increase in population and a 45% increase in GDP over the same time period.

See the one-page Recent Climate Achievements.