Report hails climate progress, but urges more effort
The Climate Commission has released its third major report, finding that the world is rapidly moving to address the issue of climate change by adopting sustainable methods of growth.
The report found that there is general consensus on the need to mitigate the effects of climate change through the transition away from reliance on fossil fuels and the adoption of renewable energy production.
The Commission also found that 90 countries, representing 90 per cent of the world’s economy, have committed to limiting their greenhouse gas emissions and have programs in place to achieve their limits.
The need to transition to a low carbon economy is not only in the best interests of the environment, but, according to the report, would benefit Australia’s global standing the report concluded.
The Commission’s Chair, Professor Tim Flannery, has urged the country to continue its efforts to mitigate climate change and, as the world’s 15th largest emitter, is being closely observed by other nations.
The full report can be found here