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8 November 2016

Premier Jay Weatherill and Lord Mayor Martin Haese launched the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Action Plan 2016–2021 in Victoria Square on Tuesday 8 November 2016, along with the first major partner Warren Bebbington, Vice Chancellor of the University of Adelaide.

The Action Plan outlines how we plan to make Adelaide the world's first carbon neutral city, through community partnerships and five pathways to carbon neutrality. Discover ways your businesses, institutions and as individuals can get involved to meet the target of 1,000 Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partnerships by 2020.


21 October 2016

Congratulations to the winners of South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize, the first initiative of the Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge.

From 150 entries worldwide, 11 finalists came together in Adelaide to pitch their ideas, solutions and technologies to reduce Adelaide’s carbon emissions and become the world’s first carbon neutral city.

The finalists competed for $150,000 in front of a live audience as part of the Open State ‘Pitch Fest’. 

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21 October 2016

The Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenger Day workshop is a unique opportunity for enthusiastic green entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovators to come together and make a real difference about helping Adelaide transition to a low carbon economy.

Hear from commercialisation experts on how to turn you’re your idea a reality and learn about the wider range of opportunities and support available.

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18 October 2016

The community was invited along to the Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge Demo Day between 11am–2pm at the Open State Hub on North Terrace, to meet with the Prize finalists and learn more about their projects, including zero carbon city apartments, commuter electric vehicles, carbon-neutral trigeneration, carpooling app for schools, solar thermoelectric technology for buildings, and third generation biodiesel from waste.

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17 October 2016

The finalists from South Australia, VIC, NSW, QLD and the USA will come together in Adelaide after a 3 month incubation program for a series of activities and events for Design Week from 17 – 21 October 2016. 

Activities that will be held for the Finalists during the week include meetings with key stakeholders and local partners, information sessions on commercialisation opportunities, networking events, live public demonstrations and training sessions to develop and refine their final pitch to the Judging Panel.

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22 August 2016

From 30 June – 18 July, the YourSAy online community had the opportunity to vote for a wildcard finalist to enter the Finalist pool from the 150 ideas received in South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize.

Adelaide-based dsquared Consulting was voted as the wildcard finalist for their Zero Carbon Apartments project, which will be Australia’s first zero carbon city apartments, at an affordable price, using an innovative design, technology, and finance model.

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30 June 2016

Climate change presents significant challenges for South Australia. South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015-2050 provides a call to action to address the challenges of climate change.

One of the six goals of the Strategy is for the City of Adelaide to become the world’s first ‘carbon neutral city’. This is a joint initiative of the State Government and the Adelaide City Council.


16 March 2016

Premier Jay Weatherill today announced details of South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur’s Prize at Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Week conference in Pittsburgh, United States, signalling the beginning of our global search for solutions.

A prize pool of AUD$260,000 has been made available for entrepreneurs to seed great ideas and help turn them into viable commercial opportunities. The Prize is part of a broad vision to position Adelaide as the world’s leading city in low carbon economies, to enhance new-economy jobs and industries and export these products and services to the world.