As of 10 November 2016, Australia has officially ratified the UNFCCC Paris Agreement. The Paris agreement aims to avoid global temperatures rising by more than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels and keep dangerous climate change impacts to ‘acceptable’ levels. Australia has also agreed to meet a target of 26-28% below 2005 emission levels by 2030.
The Climate Change Authority (CCA) of Australia proposes science based targets (SBTs) which take into account Australia’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to climate change and sets a finite carbon budget over a set period of time. The CCA budget is equivalent to Australia’s share of the 2 degree target, and is much more ambitious and at odds with official Government targets and importantly, action.
Utilising the most up to date data on all industry sectors contributing to Australia's emissions profile, Ndevr Environmental's Tracking 2 Degrees Report © provides quarterly updates on Australia's actual performance against the CCA's recommended carbon budget.
Click on the image below to view the latest report:
We encourage business and all levels of government to adopt their own SBTs, and hope this report will help gather interest in SBTs and drive action on the ground.
Click here or contact us directly for more information on how your organisation can implement a SBT.