Today Origin Energy’s Managing Director Grant King held a press conference, to mark the launch of a report by Deloitte Access Economics, "Emissions metrics – Australia’s carbon footprint in the G20".
The report states that the popular measure of carbon emissions per capita fails to simply communicate the ongoing need to grow economic prosperity and improve world living standards. A better measure is carbon emissions per unit of production (expressed as GDP). The research is supported by Origin.
Deloitte’s report also shows that Australia’s performance as measured in carbon emissions per unit of GDP is better than the G20 average. Over time, Australia’s emissions intensity has reduced, and at a faster rate than the G20 average.
Watch the media conference: