This report looks into the implications of the Paris Agreement for coal fired electric generation. It shows that the Paris Agreement 1.5°C temperature limit requires a quick phase-out of coal used for electric power generation.

Without further policies, Australia’s emissions are set to increase substantially - around 27% above 2005 levels by 2030, according to an assessment by an international research analysis, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT).

Policy activity has to increase significantly in order to limit global average temperature increase to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. With currently implemented government policies, greenhouse gas emissions are projected to lead to a warming of 3.7?C by the end of this century, about 0.6?C higher than that under the Copenhagen pledges.