Australia’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Target
August 19, 2015
Member for Durack Melissa Price today welcomed the Coalition Government’s
commitment to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions so they are 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.
is a responsible and achievable target. It is comparable to the targets of
other developed countries and allows our economy and jobs to grow strongly” Ms
target builds on Australia’s excellent record. We met and beat our first Kyoto
target and expect to do the same in 2020 through the Government’s Direct Action
is making a strong and credible contribution to the international effort to
tackle climate change and our emissions intensity and emissions per person will
fall further than other developed economies.”
will halve its emissions per person and reduce these by nearly two-thirds for
every dollar of GDP by 2030.
Government will meet Australia’s 2030 target through policies built on the
successful Direct Action plan, in particular the Emissions Reduction Fund and
its Safeguard Mechanism.
Emissions Reduction Fund is already achieving significant emissions reductions
– with 47 million tonnes contracted at less than $14 per tonne in the first
are many additional ways we can reduce emissions, while saving businesses and
households money and lifting productivity, Ms Price said.
will prioritise a National Energy Productivity Plan, working with State and
Territory governments to improve energy productivity by up to 40 per cent by
will also examine opportunities for improving the efficiency of vehicles and
phasing down of hydrocarbons which are potent synthetic greenhouse gases.
is critical to future emissions reductions efforts. To ensure that we harness
this potential, we will develop a low emissions technology roadmap. We
will also develop a strategy to support the uptake and utilisation of solar
power and energy efficiency
Government will commence work immediately on some measures and review
Australia’s emissions reduction policies in detail in 2017-18, in close
consultation with businesses and the community.
are committed to tackling climate change without a carbon tax or an emissions
trading scheme that will hike up power bills for families, pensioners and
businesses,” Ms Price said.
26-28 per cent, Australia’s target gets the right balance between our economic
and environmental responsibilities.
Government has a strong and credible target to take to Paris and Australia will
work with our international partners to achieve a strong agreement at the
United Nations Climate Change Conference in December.”
information can be found here: environment.gov.au/climate-change/international