South Australia is the driest state in the driest inhabited continent on Earth. So our response to the reality of climate change is not only driven by a practical imperative, it is part of the South Australian psyche.
As a State we have demonstrated strong leadership to renewable energy, recycling and reducing waste to landfill. We are all working together to achieve the sustainability targets in South Australia's Strategic Plan.
- Greenhouse gas emissions reduction: achieve the Kyoto target by limiting the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to 108% of 1990 levels during 2008-2012, as a first step towards reducing emissions by 60% (to 40% of 1990 levels) by 2050.
- Use of public transport: increase the use of public transport to 10% of metropolitan weekday passenger vehicle kilometres travelled by 2018.
- Ecological footprint: Reduce South Australia’s ecological footprint by 30% by 2050
The Integrated Design Commission SA is playing its part to address the immediate and long-term realities of sustainability, population growth and resource depletion. We are committed to promoting a greater understanding of 21st century fabrication and advanced manufacturing aimed at pioneering, piloting and prototyping new methods and technologies which are ecologically responsive and can open up new market opportunities.