The Australia Institute (commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation)
released 10 September 2020
Fossil gas projects proposed in Australia represent an annual climate impact more than half of Australia’s annual emissions. Australia’s already identified gas resources, if burned, would have a climate impact larger
than annual emissions from any country. Yet further resources pursued by governments and companies represent a climate impact larger than annual world emissions, taking up 28% of a 1.5°C carbon budget, or 8% of a 2°C budget. Such gas expansion is inconsistent with solving climate change.