FactCheck: are Australian and US climate targets the same?

Greg Hunt says our efforts are 'almost exactly' the same to America's, Joe Hockey says we're 'pretty much' on the same page. But, discounting deforestation activities from the base year, Australia's are much worse.

*The Conversation’s FactCheck asks academic experts to test claims and see how true they really are. It then asks a second academic to review an anonymous copy of the article.The Conversation

"If you use the full Kyoto period - 1990 to 2020 - the US is minus 5% and Australia is almost exactly the same." – Environment minister Greg Hunt, Radio National, November 17.

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