What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
- Our Towards Zero Corporate Emissions Roadmap builds on our long history of working with climate change. We began measuring our corporate emissions in 1998
- The City of Onkaparinga is an active member of the Resilient South region of councils and we work collaboratively on climate adaptation planning
- A Coastal Adaptation Study helped us to understand the risks that climate change will pose to our 31km of coast and will inform a Coastal Adaptation Plan to be developed in 2023. Since then, we have been working on projects that strengthen our cliff stability and reduce erosion, funded in part by our Climate Change Fund
- Council has committed to planting 100,000 trees to increase our canopy cover, cool our city and increase biodiversity. In the last five years we have planted over 47,000 trees, and we prioritise our program based on urban heat, tree canopy and social disadvantage
What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
Our new Climate Change Response Plan 2022-27 responds to current science and act on the recommendations of our climate risk assessments.
What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
Local government is at its best when we work together on shared issues. Councils have an important role in supporting the low carbon economy. We are also the level of government most impacted by extreme events. A recent survey of our residents found that 84% of respondents report having already experienced the effects of climate change and believe that the City of Onkaparinga should take some responsibility for responding to these challenges.