Twenty-eight billion tons. That is the amount of carbon Australia pumps into the atmosphere every year. Consequently, with such an impact, the nation has been tagged as the world’s largest-emitting nation per capita. So much for this distinction, Australia has been trying to make a change.
Especially for the past several months, the country has been making successive announcements about what it is going to do to shift to a future with lesser emissions. And despite its heavy carbon footprint, Australia can lead the way toward a zero-carbon future, according to a recent report from Beyond Zero Emissions.
The report, “Laggard to Leader,” suggests that the country can be the future’s leader in employing renewable energy resources from being a laggard in terms of its efforts to mitigate climate change.
“What is required to make this happen is leadership through action from policymakers and society, with firm decisions made quickly that will allow this transition to occur,” stressed in the report.