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Title: Challenging the proposed Carmichael Mine before the UN.
Authors: Reddy, Pratheek Maddhi
Rosencranz, Armin
Keywords: Coal mines in Australia
Pollution from coal
Climate change
Environment protection Laws
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Citation: Reddy,Pratheek and Rosencranz, Armin.(2018).Challenging the proposed Carmichael Mine before the UN.Environmental Policy and Law 48/1:31- 36.
Abstract: Australia ratified the Paris Agreement in November 2015, pledging to reduce emissions by 26–28 percent based on 2005 levels by 2030. The very next month, the government approved the biggest ever coal mine proposal in the face of severe protests that it can have disastrous effects on the environment. In fact, the country’s Environment Minister was found lobbying with the US for the coal mine during the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The proposed Carmichael project is a massive A$16.4 billion coal mine in the north of Galilee Basin in Central Queensland, Australia. The 30,000 hectare mine is expected to provide 2.3 billion tonnes of coal over a period of 60 years for exporting to India. Ever since the proposal, Australia has been witnessing country-wide protests that the mine will contribute to climate change, destroy the Great Barrier Reef and disturb the indigenous people’s lands.
ISSN: 0378-777X
Appears in Collections:JGU Research Publications

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