Critics say new GHG goals by Australia, Saudi Arabia fall short

October 26, 2021
Recently released greenhouse gas pledges floated by Australia and Saudi Arabia ahead of next week’s global climate conference are prompting sharp criticism from environmentalists, as the United Nations is stepping up warnings that countries are collectively off track to staving off the worst effects of climate change. The pledges are formally known as nationally determined commitments (NDC) under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Australia on Oct. 26 updated its NDC by promising to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, though it...

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