Reducing pollution - not half as hard as governments think

The government may have overestimated the gap to achieve its 2020 emissions reduction target by close to 100%. This comes on top of it cutting the projected abatement task almost in half less than a year earlier. Is cutting carbon pollution really as hard as economists believe?

This week’s chart of the week comes from Frontier Economics and serves to illustrate that we seem to be repeatedly overestimating how hard it will be for Australia to reduce its emissions.


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