UN urges Australia to speed up efforts to drop coal

  • 📰 ChannelNewsAsia
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 40 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 19%
  • Publisher: 66%

Singapore Headlines News

Singapore Latest News,Singapore Headlines

CANBERRA: Australia\u0027s government should increase its efforts to phase out coal or else climate change will dramatically damage the country\u0027s economy, Selwin Hart, the United Nations (UN) special adviser on climate change, said on Sunday (Sep 5). Australia\u0027s reliance on coal-fired power makes it one of the

by 2030 in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, which include Australia.

In July, energy and environment ministers from the Group of 20 big economies failed to deliver a deal to phase out coal by 2025. But some experts said there were chances of progress at UN climate talks in Glasgow in November. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said Australia is on a path to net zero carbon emissions but has stopped short of committing to a timeline. He has said that Australia would update its 2030 emissions projections going into the Glasgow talks.Hart said that the Australian government should"seize the moment" and switch to renewables.

"If the world does not rapidly phase out coal, climate change will wreak havoc right across the Australian economy - from agriculture to tourism, and right across the services sector," he said.

Source: Energy Industry News (energyindustrynews.net)


Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.

Australia is in the spot light - let's see how this transpires..

We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 6. in SG

Singapore Latest News, Singapore Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

UN to convene Afghanistan aid conference on Sep 13ZURICH: The United Nations will convene an international aid conference in Geneva on Sep 13 to help avert what UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called a \u0022looming humanitarian catastrophe\u0022 in Afghanistan. \u0022We need the international community to stand together and support the Afghan people,\u0022 G
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

India seeks to move coal to areas of shortage as power demand risesNEW DELHI : India's power minister on Saturday asked officials to consider diverting coal to power plants with extremely depleted stocks as shortages at some plants push several utilities to the verge of running out of fuel.Power minister R.K. Singh asked officials to 'streamline the stock and supply of c
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Long quest for COVID-19 vaccines in remote Indonesia as insufficient supply hampers effortsJAKARTA: Indonesian Hatimene Hura, 24, has yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19, seven months after Indonesia’s inoculation programme kicked off. The farmer living in Sisobahili Iranohura vi
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Football:'Get the jab': Mourinho urges Xhaka to get COVID-19 vaccineAS Roma manager Jose Mourinho encouraged Swiss international Granit Xhaka to get vaccinated after the Arsenal midfielder returned a positive COVID-19 test this week.The Switzerland captain, 28, was ruled out of Wednesday's friendly with Greece after testing positive for the coronavirus on the day of the g
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Australia's Victoria reports 190 local COVID-19 casesMELBOURNE: Australia\u0027s Victoria, the country\u0027s second-most populous state, reported 190 new locally acquired coronavirus cases in the 24-hour period to Friday evening, health officials said on Saturday (Sep 4). Of the infections, 103 were linked to existing outbreaks, the health department said on its Twit
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »