Let's step it up: What's next for a low carbon Adelaide?

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Consultation has concluded.

Video: What we heard from the community engagement in March and April 2022.


We are currently developing a new action plan to support the City of Adelaide's Carbon Neutral Strategy 2015 - 2025. 

The global pandemic has shown the incredible ways that people can work together in the face of adversity. Climate change is a challenge that also requires collective action. We want to hear what you are doing and what we 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

Video: What we heard from the community engagement in March and April 2022.


We are currently developing a new action plan to support the City of Adelaide's Carbon Neutral Strategy 2015 - 2025. 

The global pandemic has shown the incredible ways that people can work together in the face of adversity. Climate change is a challenge that also requires collective action. We want to hear what you are doing and what we 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.

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.

Thank you for your interest and for taking the time to complete our survey or add your voice using our Virtual Whiteboard

Community engagement has now closed for this project and the team are currently reviewing all the feedback we have received through the whiteboard, survey, workshops and forums. We will be using all the information received to inform our new action plan. Stay updated by signing up to this project using the sign up link on the right hand side of this page.

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. You can see a summary video on the right hand side of this page or by clicking here.

The City of Adelaide has committed to playing our 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. For us, this predominantly means more energy efficient buildings generating and using renewable electricity, a shift to low emission transport, and reducing waste to landfill.

Our path 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.

Key outcomes from the last five years of action can be found in our one-page Recent Climate Achievements by clicking here.