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Aussie climate ambition pulls timidly ahead
27/07/2022 02:05 PM | Click to read full article
Australia’s new Labor government on Wednesday unveiled a bill to enshrine in law its pledge to reduce the country’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 43% by 2030 from 2005 levels.
That’s hardly ambitious: State policies are already on track to achieve most of that. But Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s administration has shown a willingness to compromise with the global warming-conscious independent lawmakers amending the bill to make the goal a floor that can only be increased.