Australia shown to have highest greenhouse gas emissions from coal in world on per capita basis

Australia shown to have highest greenhouse gas emissions from coal in world on per capita basis

Analysis released at Cop26 climate summit shows Australia’s per capita emissions from coal power nearly double those of China

Australia has the highest greenhouse gas emissions from coal power in the world on a per capita basis, nearly doubling those in China, according to a new analysis released at the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow.

As the talks headed towards a fraught final day, there was disagreement over whether a closing declaration would commit countries to return with stronger short-term emissions reduction targets next year, and explicitly support an accelerated phaseout of coal.

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