Australia is one of world’s worst transport polluters: Covid-19 response could change this

RENEWECONOMY | Strong targets and national strategies will be necessary to support a wide-scale transition to electric vehicles, a new research report by ClimateWorks Australia has argued, and Australia risks being left behind if governments fail to embrace the sector.


The new analysis published by ClimateWorks Australia, a policy think tank, found that Australia had the third highest transport emissions per capita in the world, behind only the United States and Canada. More than four-fifths of Australia’s transport emissions were from road vehicles, and this was exacerbated by Australia’s high aviation emissions, which are the world’s highest per capita.


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