The South Australian Government has released the South Australian Government Climate Change Action Plan 2021 – 2025.
The Action Plan provides a practical approach to dealing with a changing climate, building a strong green economy and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Plan includes 68 actions, across seven focus areas that build on South Australia’s leadership in renewable energy to increase investment and jobs in low emissions and climate resilient business and industry over the next five years.
The Action Plan has been developed with input and advice from renowned climate change expert Professor Ross Garnaut AC and the Premier’s Climate Change Council.
Director of Climate Change, Coast and Marine Neil McFarlane said ‘The plan represents a comprehensive across agency approach to support South Australia becoming a climate smart state’.
Under the Action Plan the state government is committing to a range of actions that will support progress towards our state's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
The Plan includes practical actions including renewable energy investment, greening cities to cool them, supporting agricultural adaption and innovation, helping business and communities to address climate risk, adapting natural resources, and improving the ability to plan and prepare for more frequent bushfires and other natural hazards.