Australia could reach an ‘ambitious’ emissions cut of up to 75% by 2035, advisers tell Labor

(The Guardian, 11 Apr 2024) Climate Change Authority says goal could be achievable if more action is taken by governments, business, investors and households.

Australia could meet an “ambitious” target to cut national greenhouse gases by at least 65% and up to 75% by 2035, according to an initial assessment by the Albanese government’s climate advisory body.

The Climate Change Authority has been commissioned to advise the government on a 2035 target and plans to cut emissions from electricity and energy, transport, industry and waste, agriculture and land, resources and buildings.

In a consultation paper released on Thursday, the authority nominated a 65-75% cut compared with 2005 levels based on an initial assessment of scientific, economic, technological and social evidence.

The chief executive, Brad Archer, said this target range “would be ambitious and could be achievable if additional action is taken by governments, business, investors and households”.

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The Guardian, 11 Apr 2024: Australia could reach an ‘ambitious’ emissions cut of up to 75% by 2035, advisers tell Labor