Sector agreements are formal cooperative agreements between the state government and specific business entities, industry sectors, community groups and regions to help tackle climate change.
The agreements typically encourage actions to reduce greenhouse emissions and adapt to climate change and may include commitments to:
- reducing emissions
- improving energy efficiency
- reducing energy consumption
- promoting the use of renewable energy
- research, development and innovation in technologies or practices
- member awareness raising and behaviour change programs
- identifying opportunities to adapt to climate change.
Agreements may relate to part or all of a business or entity's operations but may also be specific to an individual project or program.
Addressing the challenge of climate change and seizing opportunities to develop cleaner technology requires a shared effort across the government, industry and the community.
The creation of voluntary sector agreements is encouraged under Section 16 of South Australia's climate change legislation.
Who can partner in sector agreements?
Sector agreement partners may include:
- businesses and industry groupings
- non-government or not-for-profit organisations
- state and local government
- representatives of regional areas
- the environment and conservation sector
- the scientific and education community
- individuals and special interest groups of the general community.
The definition of sector is not limiting, so the State Government may enter into agreements with a particular person, entity or business group.
Register of South Australian sector agreements
Current and past sector agreements can be viewed on this website:
New sector agreements are currently being developed and will be added to this site as they are signed.