Carbon Neutral Adelaide

Consultation has concluded

Your contribution to this consultation informed the development of the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Action Plan 2016-2021. The Action Plan was endorsed by the Economic Development Committee of Council on 20 September 2016, approved by Council on 27 September 2016, and formally launched on 8 November 2016 by The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier and Lord Mayor Martin Haese, Adelaide City Council.

Have your say on how we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make the City of Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city!

Give us your thoughts about carbon neutrality at one of our Café Jams and Pop Ups while you’re enjoying your daily coffee! Chat to us about how you and your community can help Adelaide become carbon neutral, and learn more about what State Government and Adelaide City Council are doing.

You can find the questions we want to explore with you by clicking here.

You can also give us your feedback online.

Background

South Australia is already making the transition to a low carbon economy. South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015-2050 provides a framework for action to maximise the state’s opportunities for renewal and transformation. It sets a target for the state to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The ambition to make Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city forms one of the six pillars of the strategy.

Project Information

The Government of South Australia and Adelaide City Council have formed a globally unique partnership to establish the City of Adelaide as the world’s first carbon neutral city. The Carbon Neutral Adelaide initiative is both an economic opportunity and an environmental imperative, and we want everyone to play our part.

The partnership will achieve carbon neutrality whilst driving economic and employment opportunities. Importantly, the City of Adelaide will be transformed into a vibrant, sustainable 21st-century city and will become a global test bed for innovative technologies.
The city has decoupled greenhouse gas emissions from economic growth, which has seen a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions while increasing the city’s GDP by 28% and increasing residential growth by 27%, all since 2007. The city is leading by example and will continue to reduce emissions in City Council and government operations.

Your contribution to this consultation informed the development of the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Action Plan 2016-2021. The Action Plan was endorsed by the Economic Development Committee of Council on 20 September 2016, approved by Council on 27 September 2016, and formally launched on 8 November 2016 by The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier and Lord Mayor Martin Haese, Adelaide City Council.

Have your say on how we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make the City of Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city!

Give us your thoughts about carbon neutrality at one of our Café Jams and Pop Ups while you’re enjoying your daily coffee! Chat to us about how you and your community can help Adelaide become carbon neutral, and learn more about what State Government and Adelaide City Council are doing.

You can find the questions we want to explore with you by clicking here.

You can also give us your feedback online.

Background

South Australia is already making the transition to a low carbon economy. South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015-2050 provides a framework for action to maximise the state’s opportunities for renewal and transformation. It sets a target for the state to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The ambition to make Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city forms one of the six pillars of the strategy.

Project Information

The Government of South Australia and Adelaide City Council have formed a globally unique partnership to establish the City of Adelaide as the world’s first carbon neutral city. The Carbon Neutral Adelaide initiative is both an economic opportunity and an environmental imperative, and we want everyone to play our part.

The partnership will achieve carbon neutrality whilst driving economic and employment opportunities. Importantly, the City of Adelaide will be transformed into a vibrant, sustainable 21st-century city and will become a global test bed for innovative technologies.
The city has decoupled greenhouse gas emissions from economic growth, which has seen a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions while increasing the city’s GDP by 28% and increasing residential growth by 27%, all since 2007. The city is leading by example and will continue to reduce emissions in City Council and government operations.
Consultation has concluded
  • Our Shared Vision

    about 3 years ago
    In delivering the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partnership, the Government of South Australia and Adelaide City Council will realise the following vision for our city:

    The City of Adelaide will be the world’s first carbon neutral city. Adelaide will build its reputation as a clean, green, and prosperous city. Our community will capitalise on the significant economic and environmental benefits of a swift and well-planned transition to a low carbon economy.

    Economic opportunities in green, innovative and sustainable businesses will grow as Adelaide is embraced as a real-world proving ground for next-generation technology and transport for the future, attracting investment and...

    In delivering the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partnership, the Government of South Australia and Adelaide City Council will realise the following vision for our city:

    The City of Adelaide will be the world’s first carbon neutral city. Adelaide will build its reputation as a clean, green, and prosperous city. Our community will capitalise on the significant economic and environmental benefits of a swift and well-planned transition to a low carbon economy.

    Economic opportunities in green, innovative and sustainable businesses will grow as Adelaide is embraced as a real-world proving ground for next-generation technology and transport for the future, attracting investment and building influence.

    High performance buildings with green walls and roofs will help cool the city, be powered by renewable electricity and support efficient use of resources, will attract more residents to live and work in the city.

    The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partnership will enable Adelaide to grow into a more vibrant city boasting a comprehensive network of cycleways and lively public spaces. More people will live and work in the city, without compromising its grace, space and charm.

    Encouraging walking and cycling, combined with a low-emission public transport system, will reduce private car usage. Electric and hybrid vehicles will be preferred in the city.

    Adelaide will be internationally recognised as a city that demonstrates that a progressive urban centre can transition successfully to a low carbon economy and reap the rewards of prosperity, liveability and desirability for future generations.

  • Previous Engagement

    about 3 years ago
    Previous Engagement
    The South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize and the Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge recently sought ideas and innovative solutions from South Australia and around the world that could be implemented in Adelaide to cut greenhouse gas emissions, generate new green businesses for the state and ensure Adelaide is a showcase city for renewables and clean technology.
    Last year, we engaged with the South Australian public to inform the development of South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015-2050. As part of this engagement, we asked you for ideas on actions that government, industry and the community could take to...
    Previous Engagement
    The South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize and the Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge recently sought ideas and innovative solutions from South Australia and around the world that could be implemented in Adelaide to cut greenhouse gas emissions, generate new green businesses for the state and ensure Adelaide is a showcase city for renewables and clean technology.
    Last year, we engaged with the South Australian public to inform the development of South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015-2050. As part of this engagement, we asked you for ideas on actions that government, industry and the community could take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the City of Adelaide and create economic opportunities for the state.
    The next component of the engagement is about involving the community of Adelaide, its workers, businesses and residents, in how everybody can participate and contribute to the goal of making Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city.