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Taking action to adapt to our changing climate

What success looks like

South Australia is resilient and adapting to the impacts of climate change. We are steadily moving towards our net zero emissions target. Adelaide is carbon neutral and we have taken full advantage of economic opportunities presented by taking action on climate change. 

our goals - climate change  


  • Strengthen South Australia’s reputation as a leader on climate change action nationally and internationally.

  • Set standards and expectations by legislating the state’s new target of net zero emissions; ensure this target is considered in major policy decisions.

  • Develop and implement a plan to deliver.

    Carbon Neutral Adelaide - A shared vision for the world’s first carbon neutral city in partnership with Adelaide City Council. 

  • Build resilience of businesses, communities, industries, natural systems and individuals to mitigate and adapt to climate
    change through regional and state wide adaptation and response plans.

  • Lead and coordinate state government efforts to implement South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015-2050 – Towards a low carbon economy.

  • Move towards net zero emissions through innovative carbon sequestration activities, building on DEW’s management of natural systems. 

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