Daily Archives: Tuesday, 16 December, 2008

Government refuses to face the heat

UnitingJustice Australia has today criticised as “woefully inadequate” the Australian Government’s target for a 5-15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

“The Australian Government has failed to put forward a credible target for greenhouse gas reduction by 2020,” said Rev Elenie Poulos, UnitingJustice National Director.

“The Government’s refusal to face the heat of climate change is bitterly disappointing,” she said. ”Australia is now one of the countries holding back the global agreement that we need in order to avoid dangerous climate change.

“Australia will suffer much greater impacts from climate change than other developed countries if quick and decisive global action is not taken. It is in our interests to lead by example,” Ms Poulos said.

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