Steep emissions cuts needed or we'll blow Australia's carbon budget: CCA

The board member of the Climate Change Authority outlines the logic of why Australia must lift its game beyond the government's default 5% emission reduction target for 2020.

The Climate Change Authority’s new report on emission reduction targets makes a compelling argument for Australia to go much further in cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Instead of the current target of a 5% cut, it recommends emission reductions of 19% by 2020 and 40%-to-60% by 2030 as a responsible path to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

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