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Absolutely perverse’: climate scheme could reward Australian coalmines while emissions rise

Ten coalmines could increase their greenhouse gas pollution until 2030 while being financially rewarded under an Albanese government climate policy that is meant to cut industrial emissions, according to a new analysis. The analysis of how different facilities are treated under the safeguard mechanism – the government’s main policy to deal with major polluters – has prompted calls for changes to deal with this “perverse outcome” and require every coalmine to take additional steps to cut emissions

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  • walter lungayi

    35 w

    This news about the Australian government's potential plan to reward coalmines while emissions rise is concerning and goes against efforts to combat climate change.

    • Ann Nyambura

      36 w

      It's crucial that Australia reevaluates its approach to ensure that emissions from coalmines are reduced, not increased.

      • We Don't Have Time

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        • johnte ndeto

          36 w

          Laws pertaining greenhouse gas emissions should be put in place to curb this Insensitive act

          • Kevin

            36 w

            It begs for something to be done and quick

            • Annett Michuki..

              36 w

              something need to be done

              • Harrison wambui

                36 w


                • Esther Wanjiku

                  36 w

                  This is something the Australian authorities need to move quick on

                  • George Kariuki

                    36 w

                    The government needs to close this loophole and ensure that the safeguard mechanism is working for all Australians.

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