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South Australian Government Climate Change Action Plan 2021 – 2025

The South Australian Government Climate Change Action Plan 2021–2025 (Action Plan) describes government-led objectives and actions to help to build a strong, climate smart economy, further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support South Australia to adapt to a changing climate.

The Action Plan was developed with input from the Premier’s Climate Change Council, and other experts including renowned climate economist Professor Ross Garnaut.

Implementation of the Action Plan will deliver the Directions for a Climate Smart South Australia that was released in December 2019, and drive further progress towards state-wide goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50% by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

By implementing the Plan, the government is expecting to grow climate smart and low emissions industries, create new jobs and attract additional investment, particularly to regional areas.

Focus areas and objectives at a glance

The Action Plan describes 68 government–led actions addressing key objectives in seven focus areas. A summary of the focus areas and objectives is outlined below.

South Australian Government Climate Change Action Plan 2021 – 2025

Implementation

The South Australian government is working with industries, businesses, communities, local government and the Australian Government to implement the Action Plan and encourage action beyond the role of government.

The South Australian government will consider new opportunities and actions that arise from stakeholder engagement, innovation, advances in technology, and changing market demands.

The Premier’s Climate Change Council, an independent advisory body to the South Australian government, has a role in monitoring and reviewing implementation of the Action Plan.

The state’s progress to reduce emissions is measured and publicly reported drawing from data produced by the Australian Government’s national greenhouse gas inventory.

Key initiatives

The Action Plan integrates a number of important initiatives including:

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