Australia’s carbon emissions are again the highest on record, according to new data from the emissions-tracking organisation Ndevr Environmental.
|The Bluescope steel works at Port Kembla, Wollongong.|
Australia is still on track to miss its Paris target of a
26%-28% cut to carbon emissions on 2005 levels by 2030.
The latest data show emissions are again the highest on record.
Ndevr replicates the federal government’s national greenhouse gas inventory (NGGI) quarterly reports but releases them months ahead of the official data.
Data it has produced for the year up to September 2018 shows Australia is still on track to miss its Paris target of a 26%-28% cut to emissions on 2005 levels by 2030.
Matt Drum, the managing director of Ndevr, said if emissions continued at their current rate, Australia would miss the target by a cumulative 1.1bn tonnes.
When excluding unreliable land use data, Australia’s emissions for the year to September reached 558.3m tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, an all-time high.
Read the story from The Guardian by Lisa Cox - “Australia’s carbon emissions highest on record, data shows.”