Carbon Neutral Adelaide

We’re aspiring to make Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city.

Our shared aims:

  • to make the City of Adelaide carbon neutral
  • to work together as a community to rapidly reduce our carbon emissions
  • to build on our international reputation as a city that is green, liveable, smart and creative
  • to be global leaders in reducing the risk of climate change
  • to play our part in this global challenge
  • to maximise the economic, social and environmental opportunities
  • to prosper in a low carbon economy.

Some of our partners

The Government of South Australia and Adelaide City Council are partnering to achieve a Carbon Neutral Adelaide. Adelaide City Council has a strong track record of leadership, with emissions reductions of 60% from its own operations since 1994, and 20% from the City of Adelaide community from 2007 to 2013. During this period - the population grew by 27% - office floor area increased by 16% - the economy grew by 28%.

The Climate Group is an international non-profit organisation with business and government to promote clean technologies and policies. South Australia is a founding member of The Climate Group's States and Regions Alliance, which brings together sub-national governments from around the world to share expertise and influence the international agenda.

The Carbon Neutral Adelaide partnership worked closely with Siemens to assess the environmental and economic impacts of over 70 building, transport and energy technologies for the city using Siemens’ City Performance Tool. The State Government and ACC continue to work closely with Siemens on innovative solutions to help us transition to a low carbon economy.