AUSTRALIA WEAKENS COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE ACCORD

08/27/2018

Australia's outgoing Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, removed requirements from the National Energy Guarantee plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions due to insufficient parliamentary support. The requirements would have mandated that greenhouse gas emissions from the country's power industry be reduced by 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Opponents of the requirements argued that reducing emissions would put the country at an economic disadvantage after the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-accord-australia/austra….