Great Barrier Reef

Reef 2050 Plan fails on climate, dredging, dumping and shipping impacts

The Reef 2050 Plan, released 21/3/15, fails dismally in protecting the Great Barrier Reef from climate change, dredging, dumping and shipping. 

“This plan won’t stop the Reef becoming a coal ship super highway,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.

“The plan identifies that climate change is the biggest threat facing the Reef.

“But it ignores the climate impacts of digging up one the world’s largest undeveloped coal basins and shipping it out through the Reef.

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