The whole world is waking up and transitioning. There may still be an element of climate denial or lack of climate action by some governments, but one that is at the forefront of climate thinking and acting is that of Denmark’s PM. Mette Frederiksen suggested at the UN climate summit in New York in September that the current generation of world leaders will be judged in future on how they reacted to the global climate crisis.
Denmark has promised to lead the way with a huge commitment to reach a 70% reduction in CO2 by 2030, one of the most ambitious targets in the world, and one which will challenge the government to identify the necessary tools and measures in order to meet it. The EU’s current target is 40% by 2030. But what about Australia’s commitment to its 2016 Paris Agreement target?
Climate reluctance: Australia’s inadequacy.
In fact, the Climate Change Authority (2015) recommended a 45-65% emissions reduction target for 2030 (below 2005 levels), based on scientific evidence, and what comparable countries are doing, and what is in the best interests of Australia.
But hold on, we’ve found some light (solar, of course!) at the end of the dark climate crisis tunnel…
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If you’re interested to learn more, we found an interesting podcast interview with the CEO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Darren Miller, who says, “We are in an incredible transition from an old centralised model using fossil fuels to new renewable energy future, which will be largely distributed, democratised and consumer-focused.”