26 September 2023

Awards to honour climate change leaders

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Nominations for the 2022 SA Climate Leaders Awards are now open, with the Premier’s Climate Change Council encouraging South Australians to put forward innovative projects and leaders addressing climate change.

Chair of the Council, the State Government’s key advisory body on climate change, Martin Haese said the awards showcased the important work happening across the State to build resilience and respond to a changing climate.

“Nominations could include initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build climate resilience and adaption, unlock economic opportunities, help better manage climate risk, or build knowledge and awareness of ways to increase sustainability,” Mr Haese said.

“Community, business and industry, educators and Government are encouraged to nominate initiatives, and a $10,000 prize will be awarded to the overall winner,” he said.

Mr Haese said the Government category could include Government organisations that were working with one or more other sectors to build resilience to climate change or reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and State Government Departments leading an initiative that encouraged the community or business sectors to reduce their energy or water use, or consider more sustainable transport options.

“We are also looking for examples of leadership in education, research or raising awareness about ways to increase sustainability and take practical action in response to climate change.”

Entries close on 19 August and winners will be announced at an event later in the year.

The Awards have been held every two years since the inaugural event in 2016 and further information can be accessed at this PS News link.

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