Coal and gas to blow Safeguard according to new Climate Analytics report


Greens Leader Adam Bandt says a new report showing coal and gas emissions will overwhelm the government’s Safeguard Mechanism underlines the need for the government to stop opening new coal and gas mines.

The report released by Climate Analytics today found the government has substantially underestimated projected emissions from Australia’s existing and committed coal and LNG production, and that in 2030 these projects alone would exceed the total permitted emission limits of the government’s proposed Safeguard Mechanism. The report shows emissions from gas could in fact increase by 36% and from coal by up to 116% by 2030. 

Quotes attributable to Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP

“This report shows new coal and gas will break the Safeguard Mechanism. 

“The numbers are here in black and white.

“Labor needs to get real. You can’t tackle the climate crisis while opening up new coal and gas mines.”

Climate Analytics Report available HERE