CLIMATE CHANGE —
914. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Minister for Environment:
I refer to the article in The
Guardian of 8 July titled ''Fossil fuel exports make Australia one
of the worst contributors to climate crisis''. Given that Australia's
total emissions, including exports, are five per cent of the total global
emissions and are expected to rise to 17 per cent of global emissions by 2030,
I ask the following.
(1) Has the state
government undertaken any modelling of WA's export emissions; and, if
so, can the minister please table it?
(2) Will the
state government include any modelling of WA's export emissions in the
proposed climate change policy?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
the state government has not undertaken any modelling of WA's export,
or scope 3, emissions. In accordance with the current system of accounting for
greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change, emissions are accounted for in the jurisdiction in which the