Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions: September 2020 quarterly update

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26 February 2021

Australia’s emissions are at their lowest level in more than 25 years according to the latest Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

The update provides estimates of Australia’s national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions up to the September quarter of 2020.

Emissions were 510.1 million tonnes – 4.4% or 23.3 million tonnes lower than in 2019. They were 19 % below the level of emissions in 2005 (the baseline year for the Paris Agreement).

The results reflect long-term decreases in emissions from the electricity and agriculture sectors, and temporary decreases in transport emissions due to COVID-19 response measures.

Read the report and explore the interactive data.

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