"With just over a fortnight until world leaders gather in Glasgow at a
make-or-break United Nations climate conference, all eyes are on the biggest
climate laggards, including Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues to claim Australia will “meet and beat”
its current 2030 target of reducing emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels. But
unlike many of his international counterparts, he has so far resisted
increasing the 2030 target.
In a report released today, commissioned by the Australian Conservation
Foundation, our team at Climate Analytics conclude Australia will indeed beat
its current 2030 target. We project Australia’s emissions are likely to be
around 30-38% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Our analysis shows almost all the emissions reductions will be the result of
state government policies, and will have virtually nothing to do with the
federal government. It also suggests that, given the almost total absence of
substantial federal climate policies to date, Australia can do a lot more."
*** Xanni ***
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