Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

City of Adelaide's climate and sustainability commitments

City of Adelaide is part of the Cities Power Partnership, Australia's largest network of councils leading the way to a sustainable future

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Carbon Neutral

Carbon neutral city by 2025

Our journey

The City of Adelaide takes climate change seriously.

We are responding in two ways through both substantial reductions in greenhouse gases (mitigation) and helping to prepare for and respond to the changing climate (adaptation).

For over 20 years, Council has worked to reduce our own emissions and have identified 10 key projects to make significant reductions in our own operations.

It is our goal to make Adelaide one of the world’s first carbon neutral cities through the Carbon Neutral Adelaide initiative, to accelerate emission reduction in the community.

By thinking and planning now, the city and the community will be in a better position to manage the challenges of climate change and take advantage of any opportunities.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Renewable energy
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Provide incentives and/or remove barriers to encourage local businesses to take up solar power and battery storage.
Energy Efficiency
Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.
Sustainable Transport
Provide fast-charging infrastructure throughout the city at key locations for electric vehicles.

In the news

Media Release

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24 Mar 2022
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Case study

Adelaide is cutting emissions with renewable energy rebates

11 Jan 2022
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