The aviation industry is a sub-sector that has expected long-term impacts on emissions, given that demand for flights is due, national borders limit the free movement of people, and people are less likely to fly due to the risk of transmission of the virus. In December 2015, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Paris Agreement: a pioneering agreement to tackle climate change and take action to lead their economies towards a sustainable, low-carbon future. Renewables have increased significantly in recent years, but declined in 2020, with investment in large renewables down 46% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous quarter and 52% below the quarterly average for 2019: the lowest level since 2017. Another poll showed that 72% of Australians see the bushfires from November 2019 to January 2020 as a wake-up call about the effects of climate change, with 73% agreeing that the prime minister should be the leader in climate action. A federal commitment to zero emissions and a coherent 2030 target in the Paris Agreement, as well as a post-2020 renewable energy target, are needed to ensure a coherent federal framework for a rapid transition to a carbon-free future. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, countries must reduce emissions by 7.6% per year between 2020 and 2030 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. He said the term “recommunicate” was nowhere to be found in the Paris Agreement or related documents and that Australia`s current goal was “transparent”. “This is a very legalistic pecking of the language, which ignores the ultimate purpose of the agreement and its supporting decisions and indeed sets aside scientific knowledge and advice on the growing urgency of measures,” Hare said. . . .
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