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Australia Labelled A ‘Laggard’ On Cutting Climate Pollution #auspol


By Wendy Williams

Australia has come under fire for its “unambitious climate policies” and been ranked among the worst developed countries for climate change action.

The latest climate change performance index, released overnight at the UN climate talks in Marrakech, placed Australia in the group of “very poor performing” countries, ahead of only Kazakhstan, South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia.
The index, which is put together by Climate Action Network Europe and Germanwatch, evaluates and rates the climate protection performance of 58 countries that are responsible for 90 per cent of global energy-related carbon pollution.
The countries are ranked according to their emissions level, the trend in emissions, the deployment of renewable energy, the energy intensity of the economy and climate policies.
According to the report Australia “slightly improved” in the categories of emission development and renewable energy but dropped in energy efficiency.
Of most concern the report highlighted a…

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November 18, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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