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Entries open for 2022 SA Climate Leaders Awards

South Australians are being encouraged to put forward innovative projects and leaders in addressing climate change with nominations for the 2022 SA Climate Leaders Awards now open.

Entries open for 2022 SA Climate Leaders Awards

The awards showcase the important work happening across the state to build resilience and respond to a changing climate.

Nominations could include initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build climate resilience and adaption, unlock economic opportunities, help better manage climate risk, or build knowledge and awareness of ways to increase sustainability.

Community, business and industry, educators and government are encouraged to nominate initiatives, and a $10,000 prize will be awarded to the overall winner.

Chair of the Premier’s Climate Change Council Martin Haese said the awards recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations who take action to address climate change in South Australia.

“Nominations could include initiatives that develop clean technologies and solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build resilience to help our state adapt to a changing climate, unlock innovation and economic development opportunities or help organisations to better manage climate risk,” Mr Haese said.

“We are also looking for examples of leadership in education, research or raising awareness about ways to increase sustainability and take practical action in response to climate change.”

Previous winners include:

  • Tom Linnell for his work as a climate and sustainability educator in the state’s South-East
  • the City of Onkaparinga for its Greening Onkaparinga project AGIG for the development of Australia’s largest green hydrogen project, Hydrogen Park SA.

Entries close on 19 August 2022 and winners will be announced at an event later in 2022.

The awards are an initiative of the Premier's Climate Change Council, the state government's key advisory body on climate change.

For more information visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/climateawards or contact Nicole Westbury at pccc@sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8463 4461.