Federal government releases first ‘climate change statement’, but Australia remains behind on emissions targets

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Federal government releases first ‘climate change statement’, but Australia remains behind on emissions targets

The Albanese government says despite being behind on its promised target of a 43 per cent emissions reduction by 2030, Australia is on track to achieve a 40 per cent reduction. 

“I’m pleased with how much the government has achieved,” said Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen. 

“Pleased, but not satisfied … there is so much more to do.”

The government’s 2022 emissions projection report was released on Thursday, along with the climate change statement, both of which are required under Australia’s new Climate Change Act.

Mr Bowen said the new projections showed the government had “lifted the outlook by a third in just our first six months.”

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