Will Australia Meet The Paris Agreement

Topics: Climate Change, Environment, Government and Policy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Solar, Hydropower, Wind Power, Mining Environmental Issues, Environmental Technology, Computers and Technology, Rural, Livestock, Global Politics, Greenhouse Gases, Australia Today`s Film and Television Awards will celebrate australia`s best productions, but how many of them have you seen? Countries have finally left the issue unresolved and will re-examine Australia`s plans in the next round of negotiations, which will take place in Glasgow at the end of 2021, after talks were delayed by a year following global disruptions related to Covid-19. Morrison told the United Nations in September 2019 that “Australia will deliver on our Paris commitments,” calling the goals “a credible, equitable, responsible and achievable contribution to global climate action.” The Paris Agreement expects countries to raise their current targets to meet their goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees. Australia is one of the few countries in the world that has explicitly stated that it will transfer Kyoto-era carbon credits to meet its 2030 climate target. A leading academic panel representing scientists, engineers and technology researchers has called on the Morrison government to do more to reduce emissions after it published an analysis showing that Australia is not on track to meet its Paris Agreement goals. The government`s own forecasts show that Australia is not on track to meet its current Paris target. In any case, even the current goals promised by the countries of the Paris Agreement will not be enough to curb potentially dangerous global warming. Among these goals, the world is still on track to warm up by about three degrees. The drop in coronavirus-related greenhouse gas emissions in the March quarter will not be enough to put the country on the path it needs to meet Paris` reduction commitments. Although the Morrison government claims that Australia has met its Paris target of reducing emissions by 26% to 28% by 2030 “behind the line”, Australia`s greenhouse gas emissions have risen for five years since the Abbott government abolished the carbon price in 2014.

In fact, recent emissions projections show that Australia`s greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 will be 41 million tonnes higher than in 2005 (excluding unreliable land-use emissions). The president of the Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), Professor Hugh Bradlow, said the Academy had analysed Australia`s emissions trajectory and that, although Australia had technically met its Kyoto Protocol targets, it was not on track to meet future Paris Agreement targets. RenewEconomy and its sister sites One Step Off The Grid and The Driven will continue to publish during the Covid-19 crisis, publish good news about technology and project development, and hold governments, regulators and businesses to account. But as the conference market evaporates and some advertisers tap into their budgets, readers can help by making a voluntary donation here to ensure we can continue to offer the service for free and to the widest possible audience. Thank you for your support.. .

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