Date Published 2018, March 14

Authors Bill Hare, Niklas Roming, Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter, Michiel Schaeffer, Matt Beer

Institution Climate Analytics

This report looks at the implications of exploiting Canning Basin and other unconventional gas resources for achieving climate targets. These resources are vast and the analysis shows that the domestic carbon pollution from the full exploitation of all of Western Australia’s gas resources would be 4.4 times higher that what Australia’s entire energy system can emit to comply with the Paris Agreement.

How much carbon can the world emit and still meet climate goals? Western Australian gas reserves in the context of the Paris Agreement


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Impact of exploiting Western Australian gas resources - Carbon footprint of conventional and unconventional gas resources
How much fugitive emissions from gas production adds to the carbon footprint
Australia's potential carbon footprint from conventional and unconventional WA gas resources
Western Australia's potential carbon footprint from conventional gas