How does Australia’s response to the climate crisis compare with the rest of the world?

by Adam Morton and Josh Nicholas and Nick Evershed

26 October 2021

They say this is a much better performance than other countries – Canada and New Zealand, for example.

It’s a line used in response to regular criticisms that Australia is a laggard in dealing with global heating, sitting alongside countries such as Saudi Arabia and Russia.

The scientific evidence, backed by many national leaders, says the world needs to make a collective cut in emissions roughly in half by 2030.

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