"Australia has been ranked last for climate action out of nearly 200 countries
in a report assessing progress towards global sustainable development goals.
The Sustainable Development Report 2021, first reported by Renew Economy,
scored Australia last out of 193 United Nations member countries for action
taken to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
A database shows Australia received a score of just 10 out of 100 in an
assessment of fossil fuel emissions, emissions associated with imports and
exports, and policies for pricing carbon.
Second last was Brunei, which was ranked behind Qatar and Norway.
Richie Merzian, a climate expert at the Australia Institute, said the result
“Australia has received similar rankings from other comparable studies,
including the Climate Change Performance Index, which last year ranked
Australia second last behind only Trump’s America,” he said.
“The federal government has no climate and energy policy and instead has
cherry-picked technologies, many of which support the fossil fuel industry.”
The report noted Australia had not committed to achieving netzero carbon
emissions by 2050. Scott Morrison has instead signalled Australia wants to
achieve carbon neutrality as soon as possible and “preferably” by 2050."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "just shameful"
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