The world’s richest countries are among the largest emitters of carbon dioxide from energy production, according to an analysis by the British non-profit Organization for Climate and Energy Amber, which took into account the countries’ populations in comparison to its research.
Australia is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases
Australia tops the infamous ranking with annual emissions per capita five times the global average and 40 percent more than any other major coal user. The energy generated in 60 percent of the antipodes is of carbon origin.
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The study covered the period from the 2015 Paris Agreement signing to the present and showed that Australia emits 5.34 tonnes of CO2 per capita per year, followed by South Korea (3.81 t), South Africa (3.19 t), the United States Ahead of. (3, 08 t) and China – the largest global issuer (2.71 t).
Amber’s experts, citing the International Energy Agency (IEA) position, Emphasizing the need for OECD countries to stop producing energy from coal by 2030, If the world’s most economically advanced countries were to play a role in trying to keep global warming at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels – which is the goal of the Paris Agreement. Scott Morrison’s Australian government has rejected a commitment to give up coal in less than the next nine years.
The Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Minister, Angus Taylor, left a week ago COP26 Summit Discussions, and said in a statement on Thursday that “Australia” remains an active and constructive participant in the talks to ensure a positive outcome of the talks. abandon the acquisition of coal energy by 2030.
“Australia, a wealthy country, is still in fossil fuel mode, not crisis mode.” This is how Mary Robinson, former Prime Minister of Ireland and chair of The Elders, commented on Sky News on the attitude of officials in Canberra.
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