DEA strongly supports the inclusion of downstream or Scope 3 emissions (Appendix 1) in greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting. The health impacts of GHG emissions are not limited by international borders as all emissions drive climate change and increase global temperatures.
It is in the public health interest of Australians to consider emissions from the entire life cycle of major projects. Such accounting is necessary to guide government’s energy and emissions policies and to make meaningful evaluations of the full health and environmental impacts of major developments.
Please read DEA’s full submission here