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Australia's climate change mitigation policy towards the Paris Agreement


Nakamura, A and Crowley, K, Australia's climate change mitigation policy towards the Paris Agreement, Environmental Management, 56, (3) pp. 65-71. ISSN 1340-2552 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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In the world, member states are moving toward the Paris Agreement's 2050target. In Australia, a resource-rich country, natural disasters (eg, wildfires, floods, droughts, etc.) have become increasingly serious in recent years, and public interest in national climate change policies has increased. Australia, on the other hand, has the second highest per capita CO2 emissions in the world after the United States and is a major exporter of coal and liquid natural gas (LNG), and its domestic electricity supply depends heavily on cheap fossil fuels. As a result, the country has a political background in which drastic reduction of greenhouse gases cannot be said to be straightforward. In this article, we have discussed Australia's approach to climate change legislation and its challenges to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate policy, Australia
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Environment Policy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nakamura, A (Dr Akihiro Nakamura)
UTAS Author:Crowley, K (Associate Professor Kate Crowley)
ID Code:139675
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-06-25
Last Modified:2020-06-25

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