CLIMATE SPECTATOR: Garnaut feels the heat

In the third of his Climate Review updates, Ross Garnaut stresses that Australia could face a damaging fallout if it fails to meet the global community's expectations on emissions reductions.

Climate Spectator

Professor Ross Garnaut over the past two weeks has steadfastly avoided offering an answer to the oft-repeated question: Should Australia lift the ambition of its greenhouse gas reduction targets? But as each of the individual updates of his Climate Change Review are released, there should be little doubt about what his conclusion will be when the final report is delivered in May.

In the third of his updates, released on Friday morning, Garnaut again hinted that Australia could face damaging international fallout if it is unable to meet expectations from the global community on emissions reductions, saying that Australia is alone among the developed world in recording large increases in greenhouse gas emissions.

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