An industry leader and innovator
SAWIA is an industry leader and innovator in environmental sustainability and proactively responding to climate challenges. In 2016, SAWIA was a finalist in the Premier's Climate Change Council SA Climate Leaders Awards for helping to instil cultural change in its members, providing the South Australian wine sector with tangible resources to manage environmental issues and assisting the sector to promote itself domestically and globally as an environmental champion.
Mitigation through Carbon Farming
The Emissions Reduction Fund was introduced as part of the Commonwealth government’s 'Carbon Farming Initiative' policy on climate change, and creates economic rewards for farmers who reduce pollution or store carbon in the landscape. SAWIA has prepared a bulletin, which can be downloaded here, that demystifes the jargon and outlines potential opportunities and benefits of carbon farming.