Australia’s emissions almost double Egypt’s new global tracker reveals at COP27

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Australia’s emissions are almost double those of Egypt, according to a new global emissions tracker launched at COP27

The Climate TRACE platform tracks greenhouse gas emissions from around the world, providing maps and data on 72,000 power plants, oil refineries, airports, and more.

The global tool launched by Al Gore in Egypt also shows:

Dr Simon Bradhsaw, Climate Council Research Director, who’s in Egypt for COP27, said: “This really shows just how much of a fossil fuel giant Australia is and the injustice of the climate crisis.

“Time and time again, we’re seeing those that emit the least – like Pacific Island countries – being hit the hardest by climate disasters. 

“Australia must support those on the front lines of the climate crisis. This has been a major theme of COP27, and will continue to dominate global climate negotiations until real commitments on addressing loss and damage are made. 

“The world’s biggest polluters, like Australia, need to start forking out for the damage they have caused.” 

So far, only a handful of countries have made new loss and damage commitments: Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Belgium and New Zealand. 

“Australia’s shift from fossil fuel heavyweight to renewable energy superpower could herald a new era of regional cooperation with the Pacific

“But the Federal Government has to start by taking fossil fuels off the table, immediately, especially if it’s serious about co-hosting COP31 in partnership with the Pacific in four years’ time.” 

Based on Australia’s high emissions, economic strength and vast untapped opportunities for renewable energy, Australia should be aiming to reduce its emissions to 75% below 2005 levels by 2030. Here’s 10 climate game-changers to get us started. 

For interviews please contact Brianna Hudson (not working Friday) on +61 455 238 875 or Zerene Catacutan on +61 438 972 260 (both in Australia) or Bella Lamshed (Egypt) +61 434 712 105

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