Are you curious about how your business can contribute to South Australia’s net-zero emissions goal? Look no further than the recent SA Industry Climate Change Conference 2023, where industry leaders and government representatives came together to discuss climate change and its impact on the economy.
Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains Board member Rachel Brdanovic attended the conference and shared her insights. She emphasized the importance of all industries and individuals acting quickly and decisively in the face of climate change.
“The state’s net-zero plan isn’t ambitious, it’s the minimum target that science says we need to meet to limit global warming,” Rachel said. “In this region, our agricultural sector can build on the good work it does to reduce emissions by adopting sustainable and regenerative farming practices. Overall, we need more businesses in our region to transition to renewable energy and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.”
Rachel found the conference to be an exciting opportunity to network and learn from others. She particularly enjoyed hearing from keynote speakers, including Tim Jarvis AM, who were insightful and inspiring. The Premier’s address also highlighted how South Australia is in an excellent position to take advantage of future opportunities, and the Deputy Premier demonstrated the government’s commitment to engaging with industry to shape future policies and actions to support businesses and decrease emissions.
“It was great to hear about the work being done by businesses and organizations across the state to reduce their carbon footprint,” Rachel said. “It’s essential that industries across our region work together to address the climate crisis. By collaborating and sharing knowledge and resources, we can protect ourselves from risks and create a more prosperous and livable region.”
Rachel emphasized that there are many steps businesses and industries in the region can take to support the goal of achieving net-zero emissions. This includes investing in renewable energy, reducing waste, improving resource efficiency, and exploring opportunities to shift towards more sustainable production methods. The conference also featured the announcement of a new agreement to fund an “Accelerating Net Zero Emissions for Business” program to support SMEs through this net-zero challenge.
Attending conferences like SA Industry Climate Change Conference 2023 is a great way for businesses to stay informed and connected with others in the industry. By taking action now, businesses can help protect themselves from the risks of climate change and create a better future for all.
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