South Australia's Environmental Trend and Condition Report Cards
The Department for Environment and Water has released new comprehensive report cards of nine key climate themes. These new evidenced-based assessments communicate the current condition and projections of our climate, and how it is changing (trending) over time.
Climate change is a pressing issue affecting South Australia, driven primarily by human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. The state has witnessed significant changes in its climate, including rising temperatures, increased frequency of hot days, heightened fire danger weather conditions, declining rainfall, and rising sea levels. Projections based on climate models indicate that these changes will persist in the coming decades, necessitating effective planning and preparedness.
South Australia’s climate report cards
A full release of South Australia’s environmental trend and condition report cards will be available in 2024, offering a comprehensive view of South Australia's environmental assets, pressures, and management responses, and include new themes, with a focus on biodiversity.
The Department for Environment and Water leads the development of South Australia’s environmental trend and condition report cards in partnership with the Department for Energy and Mining, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, the Environment Protection Authority, Green Industries SA, Green Adelaide, and the Bureau of Meteorology.