Closing the gap: are Australia's targets achievable?

Ignoring broad policy measures, Australia's emissions are set to increase 15 per cent through to 2020. With agricultural and industrial abatement largely tapped out, the result will turn on energy sector efforts.

Emissions across all activities in Australia have grown slowly since 2000, totalling 590 million tonnes carbon dioxide emissions in 2011-12, up from 587 Mt CO2e in 2000.


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