Final report on Australia’s future emissions reduction targets

The Climate Change Authority released its Final Report on Australia’s Future Emissions Reduction Targets on 2 July 2015. The report confirms the Authority’s preliminary recommendations for:

  • a 2025 target of 30 per cent below 2000 levels
  • further deductions by 2030 of 40 to 60 per cent below 2000 levels

The Authority considers these recommendations constitute a credible package for the Australian government to take to the Paris Climate Conference in December.

The report presents the Authority’s reasons for confirming its preliminary recommendations, drawing on stakeholder consultation and new information since it released its draft report in April.

The report completes the first of three phases of the Special Review of Australia’s climate action requested by the Minister for the Environment.