Australia's climate record labelled 'simply embarrassing' and among worst of G20 nations

Australia is one of only two countries in the G20 not implementing or planning any sort of carbon price scheme, one of only four without a national policy to increase renewable energy and ranks last in cutting greenhouse gas emissions from transport, a new global report has found. “When measured up against other G20 nations, the Australian government’s record is simply embarrassing” – Ursula Fuentes-Hutfilter, a senior policy adviser with Climate Analytics, which contributed to the report.