Australia has long been criticised for not putting adequate climate change measures in place.

Centre-Left prime minister Anthony Albanese returned to power in May promising exhausted Australians to address climate change.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese raised the aim of reducing the country’s emissions to 43 per cent by 2030 after a more modest 26-28 per cent target earlier.

But the main issue facing Australia is the export of fossil fuels.

Australia’s emissions, while high per person, account for about one% of the world’s emissions.

The issue of reducing emissions and exporting fossil fuels has been a main sticking point between the former Australian government and Pacific leaders who have called climate change the biggest threat facing their region.

According to a Reserve Bank of Australia analysis, approximately one quarter of Australia’s exports come from fossil fuels, with most go to Japan, China and South Korea.

Anthony Albanese

Anthony Norman Albanese is an Australian politician who is the 31st and current prime minister of Australia. He has been the leader of the Australian Labor Party since 2019, (wikipedia)

Climate Council

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications non-profit organisation formed to provide independent, (wikipedia)

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