Australia | Health groups call for tough emissions cuts with no new coal-mines and coal power closure

Australia’s post 2020 CO2 emissions reduction targets should cut emissions ‘as quickly as possible’, the Climate and Health Alliance has said in its submission to the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet UNFCCC taskforce.

The alliance of 28 health sector stakeholders has set out a schedule for emissions cuts that would see Australia reach zero emissions in 2040, with a minimum target of 20% reduction of 2000 CO2 levels by 2020; 40% by 2025; 60% by 2030; 80% by 2035; and negative net emissions by …

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Australia | Health Experts Call For a Ban on New Coal

A comprehensive report released this week by Healthy Energy Initiative’s Australia partner, the Climate and Health Alliance, a coalition of 28 key health organisations, highlights the serious threats to human health from the rapid expansion of the Hunter Valley coal industry, calculates the burden of this health damage to the economy and, significantly, calls for a ban on new coal projects in the region and an orderly transition away from coal.

Download the report, “Coal and Health in the Hunter: Lessons from one valley for the …

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