Focusing on scope-3 emissions distracts from the main game: ensuring Australia meets its domestic obligations
Holding Australia responsible for the burning of exported coal is equivalent to holding Japan responsible for the millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted by cars in Australia.
It is a ridiculous position that betrays a misunderstanding of the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) and the history of climate change negotiations.
Is the party committed to reducing Australia’s emissions consistent with the Paris agreement?
Does it have concrete policies to deliver these reductions?
Has it ruled out using Kyoto carry-over units to water down Australia’s emissions reductions?