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Australia reaches new annual emissions high

22/03/2019

 

It looks like it’s time for Australia to adopt more efficient compensation policies.

2018 was a special year for the country’s climate, but not in a good way. According to the organization, Ndevr Enviroment which maps greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), Australia reached a new annual emissions high in 2018.

The increase occurred because, although the consumption of the electricity sector has fallen, other industries have increased considerably their carbon footprint, thus neutralizing any compensation generated by the electricity industry.

From the beginning of 2018 until the month of December of the same year, it was possible to see an increase of 558.4 tons in emissions equivalent to CO2. Ndver took advantage of the data to note that Australia is not on track to meet its 25-28% emission reduction target, which was set out in the Paris Accord.

In addition, it has been reported that carbon-generated pollution is increasing in several sectors. Even so, the government insists that the country will achieve its reduction targets.

The claim was proven to be false.

 

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/14/australias-annual-carbon-emissions-reach-record-high