Author: Caley Corsello

Greenhouse Gas Emissions within Australia’s AFOLU Sector

According to a recent report released by the Australian Government, the country’s agriculture, forestry, and other land use sector (AFOLU) accounted for approximately 104.1 MtCO2e (19%) of its total 2013 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (agriculture, 89.6 MtCO2e, and LULUCF, 14.5

Current and Projected GHG Emissions in Canada’s Energy Production Sector

As can be seen from the chart below, Canada’s oil and gas sector and electricity sector, both subsets of the energy production sector, account for approximately 37% of the country’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The oil and gas sector

A Brief Sectoral Analysis of Australia’s GHG Emissions

In 2010, Australia ranked tenth globally for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR), Australia’s GHG emissions accounted for approximately 1.54% of total global emissions. The Australian government reported its 2010 emissions to be

Up in the Air: Canada’s Approach to Reducing its GHG Emissions

As a whole, Canadians are acutely aware of the dangers posed by climate change. The governments of Canada’s ten provinces and three territories are working to strengthen their individual efforts and mitigate their contribution to the country’s total greenhouse gas

Challenges Remain in Australia’s Efforts to its Reach GHG Abatement Goals

Over the past several months, the Australian Coalition Government’s proposed direct action plan has drawn considerable criticism from leading climate change experts.  The plan, which centers on the use of financial incentives to encourage industries’ emissions reductions, would replace the

Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector: An Overview

It is estimated that buildings account for approximately one third of total global greenhouse gas emissions and are responsible for 40 percent of the world’s energy use.  However, there is significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the implementation

Mired in the Oil Sands, An Opportunity

The Canadian government’s most recent report on the country’s greenhouse gas emissions undermines its push for U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Specifically, the report states that Canada will fail to meet its goal of reducing carbon emissions to 17 percent

Climate Change Issues Facing Australia’s New Government

According to a recent HSBC study, Australia’s vulnerability to climate change has increased more rapidly in the last two years than most G-20 countries.   It now sits in fifth place within the G-20 in terms of the severity of its