Towards Morocco: tracking global climate progress since Paris

Australia is lagging behind other countries on tackling climate change after signing the historic Paris Agreement last year, a new report shows. The Climate Council’s new report, “Towards Morocco: tracking global climate progress since Paris,” questions Australia’s ability to meet its 2030 emissions reduction target. It says Australia is likely to face serious pressure next week when world leaders meet in Marrakesh, Morocco, for the first time since the landmark Paris agreement was signed. Eighty-seven countries have ratified the Paris agreement, including 10 of the largest polluters. These countries cover more than 55% of global emissions. The world’s top three emitters of carbon dioxide – China (27%), the US (15%) and India (7%) – have ratified the agreement. Australia has not yet ratified the agreement.