Will Australia Meet Its Paris Commitment?

featuring Ebony Bennett, Matt Grudnoff and Richie Merzian

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has repeatedly claimed Australia will meet its Paris commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030 ‘in a canter’, but is this true?

As we approach the next United Nations climate negotiations in the Polish town of Katowice, the Institute’s director of Climate & Energy Richie Merzian and senior economist Matt Grudnoff unpack the myths and cut through the rhetoric. 

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Richie Merzian, Climate & Energy Program director at the Australia Institute // @RichieMerzian

Matt Grudnoff, senior economist at the Australia Institute // @MattGrudnoff

Australia Institute research:

Stay on target: Australia set to miss Paris target

> Gorgon-tuan Problem: Half Australia’s emissions increase linked to WA’s Gorgon LNG plant

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey Additional editing by Lizzie Jack 

Title Track: Jonathan McFeat pulseandthrum.com

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