The Federal Government will make public today its strategies to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 26% by 2030.
With regard to the rate of carbon emissions in 2000, the Federal Government is currently planning to slash emissions by 5% by 2020.
Just last night, the Federal members of parliaments organized a meeting to discuss about the way forward. The outcome of the meeting was towards a 26% reduction of carbon emissions based on 2005 levels- they are confident that will increase to 28% with regards to the economic impact, said ABC.
The Government also based its target in the range of Japan 25% and Canada 30%. In the past years, several nations including Australia have agreed to reduce global temperature from rising 2oC above pre-industrial times (1880)
In the beginning of this year the ABC brought to light that “France was keeping the pressure on the Australian Government to maintain the 2-degree Celsius commitment”.
“The French to their absolute credit have said the goal of making real progress towards the two-degree target and we support, endorse and embrace that,” Environment Minister Greg Hunt said on Monday’s AM program.
July this year, the Climate Change Authority stated that if Australia is to maintain the 2C commitment, “it would need to reduce emissions by 40 to 60 per cent by 2030”, With regard to the rate of carbon emissions in 2000
The meeting will be held at the Liberal and National party room this morning.
C. Uhlmann, J. Sturmer. August 11, 2015. Government to unveil plans to cut carbon emissions by 26 per cent by 2030: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-11/government-plans-to-cut-carbon-emissions-by-26-per-cent-by-2030/6686780. [Accessed on August 11, 2015]
AUTHOR: DOUGLAS YEBOAH