Topics: climate change, environment, government and policy, alternative energy, solar, solar, solar, hydropower, wind energy, mining environment, environmental technology, computer and technology, rural, cattle, global policy, greenhouse gases, Australia Future climate negotiations, as in 2021 in Glasgow (COP26), must adapt the scope of their targets to include a substantial reduction in fossil fuel supply in the next round. In December 2015, the parties to the Un Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Paris Agreement: a pioneering agreement to combat climate change and measures to move their economies towards a sustainable, low-carbon future. The professors, all from Australian universities, argued that the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement were « completely separate treaties. » As such, they stated that the Kyoto appropriations could only be used to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement, if this had been decided and agreed by all the contracting parties to the agreement. The United States formally withdrew from the Paris climate agreement last week, but Biden promised to re-enter the Paris Pact and commit to a net zero emission level by 2050. Australia`s greenhouse gas production remains flat and remains below the downward trend needed to meet the terms of the Paris climate agreement and keep global warming below two degrees. Australia`s NDC Intended, published by the federal government in August 2015 before the Paris Agreement was adopted, has required Australia to achieve a « macroeconomic target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% from 2005 to 2030 levels. » However, Australia has qualified its objectives by reserving the right to adapt its objective, « if the rules and other terms of support of the agreement are different in a way that greatly influences the definition of our objective. » Australia did not commit to carbon neutrality in the second half of this century. Report by Kirsty Needham; Writing: Kenneth Maxwell In 2016, Australia and more than 170 countries signed the Paris Agreement, a global agreement to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But instead of reducing their fossil fuel production, many countries are doubling to increase supply. In Australia, for example, government figures show that greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels exported by Australia increased by 4.4% between 2018 and 2019. Australia is the world`s largest exporter of coal and has approved three new fossil fuel projects in recent months: the extension of the Vickery coal mine, Olive Downs and the Narrabri Gas Project At the top of the list of needed products, Ausgoben has gradually generously subsidized fossil fuel producers. The billions of dollars currently spent each year in Australia to subsidize and encourage fossil fuel exports are simply inconsistent with the objectives and spirit of the Paris Agreement.
The federal government described its fight against climate change in the Climate Solutions package published on February 25, 2019. This is a continuation of their direct action policy and promises direct investment in emission reduction technologies and clean energy through a climate fund. Federal Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor also announced the development of a technology roadmap that will guide public investment in clean technology solutions. The centre of gravity of the investment will shift from wind and solar, which Angus Taylor now considers « viable commercial, » to network storage and integration technologies.