Across Government Climate Change Strategy and Blue Carbon Strategy for South Australia
The Minister for Environment and Water has requested the Premier’s Climate Change Council to establish a new across agency climate change strategy for South Australia and to develop a blue carbon strategy for South Australia.
The Department for Environment and Water is supporting the Premier’s Climate Change Council to develop these strategies in collaboration with government agencies and other stakeholders.
The new across agency climate change strategy is due for completion in summer 2020-21. View the government’s policy directions .
The Blue Carbon Strategy for South Australia, released in November 2019, aims to accelerate action to protect and restore coastal ecosystems. Action on blue carbon also reduces greenhouse gas emissions and facilitates social, economic and environmental co-benefits. Such co-benefits include coastal protection from storm surges and sea level rise, improving water quality and biodiversity, providing fisheries habitat and nature-based tourism opportunities.
Through the strategy, the State Government will forge partnerships with industry, research and community stakeholders to promote blue carbon opportunities and co-benefits. The State Government will also support the development of blue carbon financing measures.
The Blue Carbon Strategy has been informed by research undertaken by the Goyder Institute and key partners, including Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.
Given our strong technical expertise and extensive coastal environment, South Australia is well placed to be a leader in blue carbon.
View the government's Blue Carbon Strategy for South Australia.
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