Reducing Greenhouse Emissions through mitigation
What is mitigation?
Climate change mitigation is action to reduce sources of greenhouse gases, or to enhance the removal of these gases from the atmosphere. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global economic and population growth continue to be the most important drivers of increases in greenhouse gas emissions, particularly from fossil fuel combustion. Without efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beyond those in place today, emissions growth is expected to persist.
Mitigation strategies can be put in place across a range of sectors including transport, building and infrastructure, electricity, agriculture and industry.
National, state and local governments can establish effective policies to assist in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The SA Government has a range of existing policies and programs that contribute to reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions in areas including energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, transport, waste management and buildings.
Revegetation to remove emissions
Revegetation for biodiversity enhancement, environmental services, dedicated carbon crops, farm forestry, renewable bioenergy crops and fodder shrubs have the potential to sequester, or remove from the atmosphere, greenhouse gases in South Australia.
Find out more about carbon sequestration.
Find out more:
• Renewables SA
• Environment Protection Authority of SA
• Green Industries SA
• Australian Government Department of the Environment
• Climate Change Authority
• Clean Energy Regulator
• Clean Energy Finance Corporation
• Australian Renewable Energy Agency