SA Water Corporation
Sector: Public utilities and services
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We have signed a Climate Change Sector Agreement with the South Australian Government.
The sector agreement formalises our ongoing commitment to responding to the challenges
of climate change by working with our stakeholders and the State Government while
continuing to play a leading role in providing sustainable water and wastewater services to
The Sector Agreement specifies high level greenhouse gas reduction targets and SA Water
has achieved the short term target of constraining net greenhouse gas emissions to an
amount equivalent to the Australian Kyoto target of 108% of 1990 levels for the period 1
January 2008 to 31 December 2012. We are on track to achieving the long term target of
progressively reducing net greenhouse gas emissions on a linear reduction pathway so that
by 31 December 2050, SA Water’s emissions will be no greater than 40% of 1990 levels.
The Sector Agreement also maintains our commitment to contribute 20% renewable energy
use from self-generated and purchased accredited renewable energy sources. The Sector
Agreement can be viewed at www.climatechange.sa.gov.au.
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