22 October 2009
Embargoed until Friday 23rd October

Blueprint has 2020 Climate Change Vision

The Conservation Council of South Australia, the state’s peak environmental body, will today unveil its policy blueprint ‘South Australia in a Changing Climate: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Future’.
The launch will take place as a Committee for Economic Development of Australia function at the Intercontinental Hotel, North Tce, tomorrow Friday 23rd October at 3pm.
The keynote address will be presented by the Hon Jay Weatherill, Minister for Environment and Conservation, with distinguished speakers including Julie Pettett, the CEO of the Conservation Council, the Executive Director of the Australia Institute Dr Richard Denniss,
Principal Scientist of Climate Applications at the South Australian Research and Development Institute Dr Peter Hayman, and Conservation Council Biodiversity Manager Ms Vicki-Jo Russell AM, newly appointed.
The Blueprint asks what South Australians must do to prepare for a changing climate, and questions whether current government policies are taking us in the right direction and fast enough. Are we serious about transforming economy, society and environment towards a sustainable equilibrium, or is it just ‘business as usual’?

 CCSA_policy_blueprint.pdf download the Blueprint (4.83 MB)










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The Conservation Council of South Australia's South Australia in a Changing Climate: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Future is the product of an exhaustive process of research and consultation that was conducted over more than twelve months.

Our goal was to take a comprehensive look at environmental policy in South Australia in six key areas, and to consider how it might be improved to deliver the best possible outcomes.

The policy blueprint contains a total of 64 recommendations across the areas of Biodiversity, Coast and marine, Water, Planning and development, Energy and Waste. Some of our recommendations are bold and challenging but if we are to have a sustainable future, the impact on the South Australian environment must figure much more powerfully in our decision making.