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Australia's carbon budget - why do we need concessions? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 December 2007 22:29
The other day, while sharing a coffee (chai in my case) at the market, Alok, a normally progressive friend, put the case that Australia, because of its long distances, and coal-based energy needed a high carbon budget. Every country makes an argument that it needs more of the world's share of carbon emissions, and I'm sure each has its own argument - and is good at challenging the others. Good enough for China and the US to impede progress as each waits for the other to move first. So why should Australia get more than its share?