Coronavirus leads to plummeting greenhouse gas emissions

A photograph of Earth from outer space, with sunlight beaming off the ocean.
31 August 2020

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions are on track to fall to their lowest levels since 1998, as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions and economic shut-down.

The latest National Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows emissions fell by a modest one-point-four per cent in the year to March 2020.

Professor Mark Howden is with the ANU Climate Change Institute, and he has spoken to ABC NewsRadio's Glen Bartholomew.

Listen to the podcast episode on the ABC NewsRadio website, featuring Prof Mark Howden