Original article by Ben Potter
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 9 : 20-Dec-17
Australia will find it hard to meet its commitments under the Paris climate agreement, based on the latest figures on greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions have risen five per cent in the last two years, and are currently at 554 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum. This is tipped to rise to 570 million tonnes per annum by 2030 if measures such as new emission standards for cars and the federal government’s national energy guarantee are not imposed with suitable rigour. The farming and transport sectors are tipped to contribute the biggest increase in emissions in coming years, while the electricity sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY