Category: Australia

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

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

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

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