21 November, 2019

For climate's sake: coal-free by 2030


Paola Yanguas Parra, Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter, Tina Aboumahboub, Fabio Sferra, Michiel Schaeffer, Bill Hare, Alexander Nauels, Gaurav Ganti

This report sets out sets out the reasons why Australia needs to steeply decrease coal-based electricity generation in the coming years and phase it out entirely by 2030. Coal power generation is responsible for approximately one third of Australia’s total emissions. Ridding its electricity of coal plays a key role in getting Australia on track to meet its national emissions reduction targets and to fulfil its obligations under the Paris Agreement, which sets out to limit global average temperature rise to 1.5°C to avoid the worst of climate impacts.