Professor Schneider's final report provided the Government with ten major recommendations for assisting South Australia to develop successful responses to climate change. These included measures to both reduce emissions and to increase our capacity to deal with the inevitable changes that will occur.
In the report, Professor Schneider stated that the measures that must be taken to meet the Government's legislated 60% emissions reduction target are challenging and require long-term decision-making that takes into account social, environmental and economic factors. He also stressed the importance of increasing the market share of renewable and low-emission technologies if we are to make progress towards achieving this target.
The implementation of Professor Schneider's recommendations are contributing towards South Australia achieving its legislated targets to reduce emissions and increase the use and generation of renewable electricity. Implementation of the recommendations are also contributing towards progress in meeting a number of targets in South Australia's Strategic Plan.
Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities