TITLE

Climate Change Policy in Australia

PUB. DATE
December 2014
SOURCE
Australia: Climate Change Policy - SW;Dec2014, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Report
DOC. TYPE
Report
ABSTRACT
Due to Australia's fossil-fuel dependence, Australia ranks as one of the nations with the highest greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per capita. International environmental leadership, such as the United Nations Environmental Program and the Carbon Disclosure Project, is calling upon Australia to act quickly on the issue of climate change by enacting legislation on emissions reduction and carbon pricing. Australia has responded by creating a climate change policy framework (which includes the Renewable Energy Target (RET), the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Program, the Clean Energy Initiative (CEI) and the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS)) and ratifying the Kyoto Protocol in 2007 as a way of demonstrating its new commitment to climate change mitigation.
ACCESSION #
60539511

 

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