Emissions Reduction Target
Renewable Energy Target
Current Emissions by Source
Current Electricity Mix
Adelaide and the South Australian community are taking significant action to tackle climate change. Carbon Neutral Adelaide is our community’s shared ambition to work together and make the City of Adelaide one of the world’s first carbon neutral cities. The City of Adelaide adopted its Carbon Neutral Strategy 2015-2025, which includes targets for the City of Adelaide community to have zero net carbon emissions by 2025 and for City of Adelaide organisation to have zero net carbon emissions from its operations by 2020. This was followed by the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Action Plan 2016-2021 which outlines a way forward for mobilising efforts to achieve carbon neutrality for the City of Adelaide.
The City of Adelaide supports mitigation activities to reduce Council Administration and community GHG emissions through initiatives such as energy efficiency and the uptake of renewable energy technologies in our own facilities as well as providing our community with financial incentives for the uptake of sustainable energy and water technologies through the City of Adelaide’s Sustainability Incentives Scheme. We have also supported our most vulnerable members of the community by providing flexible finance arrangements for solar PV energy systems through a separate rate mechanism.
We partner with other councils in our region on climate change adaptation to reduce risk exposure and enhance the city’s resilience to a changing climate. Our achievements build upon our international reputation as a green, liveable, smart and creative city. By playing our part to address this global challenge we are maximising the economic, social and environmental opportunities of technological and behaviour change.