The Climate Institute ranks the Low Carbon Competitiveness of some of the world's major countries. In the rankings, Austalia is around the level of Mexico and India.
The stats cover 1995-2008, and the saddest part is that Australia was the only country in the study to have a lower score at the end than at the beginning. In preparing for a low-carbon world, we were going backwards.
Fortunately, we've made some progress in the last year or two.
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