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Australia's 2030 Emission Reduction Target

The Australian Government has agreed a target of 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. The target is a step up from Australia's current target to reduce emissions to five per cent below 2000 levels by 2020. Australia's 2030 target is a strong, credible and responsible contribution to climate action. It builds on Australia's track record of addressing climate change and is consistent with strong economic growth and jobs.

Fact sheets

The Government produced a number of fact sheets when the 2030 target was announced in August 2015:

The UNFCCC Taskforce in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet was established to coordinate a review of emissions reductions targets ahead of the UNFCCC Paris Conference in December 2015. The report about the review "Setting Australia's Post-2020 Target for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions" can be found at the following link: