South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


59. 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

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

South Australia has achieved its Kyoto target of restricting emissions levels to less than 36.4 Mt CO2-e through to 2012.

Progress towards 2050 target

South Australia’s net greenhouse gas emissions, including emissions associated with net electricity imports, were 29.7 mega tonnes (Mt) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) in 2013/14. 

The current inventory indicates that from the 1989/1990 baseline, emissions have declined from 32.4 Mt to 29.7 Mt, or by 8.2%.

This reduction has been achieved while the economy grew by over 60 per cent.


Lead Agency

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources