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Responding to Climate Change

The South Australian Government and local governments have produced several policies and reports on climate change, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

Reducing emissions is our biggest defence against climate change. We also need to increase our capacity to store carbon in vegetation and soils by restoring and protecting our environment.

The South Australian Government has statewide goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50% by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. South Australia has made an encouraging start to achieving these goals. However, we can do more. The Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Act 2007 will be reviewed and amended to update greenhouse gas emission targets and strengthen climate action.

Responses to the 2018 SOER recommendation ‘Climate Change Planning and Adaptation’ highlights several initiatives that are being undertaken by the South Australian Government to address climate change.

The following are some examples of what we are doing to respond to climate change and opportunities for what more we can do.