Carbon Neutral Adelaide

Working together to make Adelaide one of the world’s first carbon neutral cities.

Carbon Neutral Adelaide is our community’s shared ambition to work together to make the city of Adelaide one of the world’s first carbon neutral cities. To achieve our goal, individuals, businesses and as a community, we need to rapidly reduce our carbon emissions.

Council leads the way

The City of Adelaide will showcase the economic, social and environmental opportunities of responding to climate change, including the uptake of renewable energy and clean, smart technologies. These leading examples could attract new investment to the city, North Adelaide and the State while creating opportunities for local business, innovation and new industries.

Visit the Carbon Neutral Adelaide website.

Play your part

All city users can reduce carbon emissions, whether directly within their household, organisations, supply chains, advocacy and professional life. There are many ways you can help make the city of Adelaide become carbon neutral.

  • Make your home or building more energy efficient.
  • Make your travel to, from and around the city greener and more active or consider an electric vehicle.
  • Choose renewable energy.
  • Reduce waste and water use.
  • Reduce carbon emissions and offset those that are unavoidable.
  • Join the growing Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partner Program.

In addition, the City of Adelaide is offering a range of incentives and support for the community and business sectors:

Together we will strengthen our reputation as a smart, green, liveable and creative city.

Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partner Program

From pedal powered food carts to banks and commercial property companies, Adelaide’s business community is a broad and active leadership community. Organisations in the partnership actively contribute to our community’s shared aspiration for the city of Adelaide to be the world’s first carbon neutral city.

See how you can play your part. 

Carbon Neutral Adelaide awards

The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Awards celebrate the contributions by Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partners, individuals and households to our shared aspiration for the City of Adelaide to become the world’s first carbon neutral city.

The inaugural Carbon Neutral Adelaide Awards were presented at the Adelaide Town Hall. Read about the finalists and winners while you stay tuned for exciting news about future events.

Further reading

The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Action Plan 2016-2021 details our aspiration for Adelaide to be the world’s first carbon neutral city.

Sector Agreement (PDF) under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Act 2007.

Our Shared vision statement for Carbon Neutral Adelaide outlines what Carbon Neutral Adelaide will look like and how we intend to make it a reality.

The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Foundation Report provides further information about City carbon emissions from 2007 to 2050.

Need more information?

For more information, refer to the Carbon Neutral Adelaide website.