In this submission to the Western Australia government on its draft climate Bill, we point out a number of issues with the Bill, including:

  • The Object of proposed Bill is not aligned with 1.5°C limit in the Paris Agreement
  • There is a lack of independent scientific advice on mitigation targets and progress toward them
  • The lack of a whole of economy 2030 target means that net zero commitment for 2050 is almost meaningless
  • Offsets are not a viable alternative to cutting emissions at source