Climate Council of Australia Limited

released 02 June 2019

This report follows on from our previous reports in 2015 titled “Galilee Basin – Unburnable
Coal” and “Unburnable Carbon: Why we need to leave fossil fuels in the ground
”. It outlines
why – based on the “carbon budget” approach – opening up the Galilee Basin for coal mining
is fundamentally at odds with global eforts to tackle climate change efectively and protect
Australia from the dangerous impacts of climate change, such as more intense extreme
weather events and destruction of our most iconic ecosystems including the Great Barrier Reef.