According to the latest reports, Australia is on track in
fulfilling its Australia Kyoto greenhouse gas discharge
target set by the Kyoto protocol act. The country is
considered to be one of the top greenhouse gas producers in
the globe primarily due to its 80 percent coal to
According to some reports, greenhouse gas emission
increased within the last 20 years. Higher
greenhouse emissions can be attributed through power
generation and transport.
The government, through
the Australia Kyoto protocol agreement, the
industrial sector would opt for more energy
efficient and greener eco friendly source of power.
Although the Australia Kyoto pact has encountered
adamant political opposition, the green eco friendly
laws on greener renewable energy have garnered
greater support. In a report submitted to the UN
council, the government has managed to decrease the
regular greenhouse emissions by 13 million tonnes
during a field study conducted from 2008 to 2009.
Referring to the Australia Kyoto
protocol agreement, the country is expected to limit
its greenhouse gas production by a great 108
This is based from the
baseline levels set by the agreement. And should be
attained and maintained during the agreements f year
commitment period of 5 years starting
2008-2012.Government reviews track annual emissions
of those greenhouse gasses, which excluded those
emitted from land use, and change/ forestry, for a
period of four quarters from Dec 2009 fell to about
That is equivalent to 550
million tonnes of CO2 equivalent gas in 2008 to 537
million tonnes of CO2 greenhouse gas in 2009.
Yet on a later more recent emissions
report, it was estimated that greenhouse emissions have
increased by a percentage of 0.6. With the rising population
and Australia’s economic growth, the country is struggling
to meet Australia Kyoto pact in maintaining and possibly
lowering the greenhouse gas byproduct. One reason is the
current boom of mining and fossil fuel burning.
The government has placed a mark of reducing emissions by 5
% from the 2000 levels which is targeted by 2020.
But power generation and transport
emissions have grown by 43 percent between the years of 1990
And if ever the country wants to achieve the
reduction, all sectors of the economy must pitch in to make
According to the Australian Climate Institute reported that
the country, a leading coal exporter in the world, would
have difficulty in meeting the 5 percent green house gas
emissions cut target if a system such as the Australia Kyoto
pact did not exist.
A market system and guardian that
places a toll on pollution generation.
But with the safeguards and the
procedures such as the Australia Kyoto protocol in place,
reducing greenhouse gas emission rates from all over the
world can now be monitored and even imposed.
Providing a chance for the environment
to recover and possibly in the long run reduce the effects
of climate change brought about by global warming.