Australia's Coalition wants to abandon short-term emissions reduction target

ABC News June 10, 2024, 09:00 PM UTC

Summary: The Paris Agreement aims to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Australia committed to cutting emissions by 26-28% by 2030, but the Coalition wants to ditch this target. The agreement is not legally binding, but missing targets can lead to consequences like loss of credibility. Australia is focusing on decarbonizing its economy, with the electricity sector leading the way. The Coalition plans to pursue nuclear power.

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    Peter Dutton rejects Australia's 2030 emissions target, sparking climate debate (The Guardian)
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    Peter Dutton politicizes climate change, delaying action and rejecting targets (Sydney Morning Herald)
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    Nationals support nuclear power, UN names Israel and Hamas (The Age)
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    Australian power and gas companies push for Labor's 2030 climate target (The Guardian)
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    Liberal MP Bridget Archer opposes dropping 2030 climate target (ABC News)
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    Coalition delays setting 2030 climate target until after election (ABC News)
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    Defence minister vetoes Israel exports; climate change debate intensifies (Sydney Morning Herald)
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    Australia to breach Paris Agreement on emissions, Coalition suggests (ABC News)
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    Coalition criticized for ditching 2030 emissions target (The Guardian)
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    Coalition to abandon Australia's 2030 emissions reduction target (ABC News)
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    Peter Dutton rejects Australia's 2030 emissions target, risking Paris agreement (The Guardian)
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