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Australia looks like a climate laggard, as other countries ramp-up efforts

There are calls from all directions for Australia to do more to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Australia has now agreed to a target of net zero by 2050, finally joining all our major trading partners and more than 80 other countries.
However, with a near-term commitment to cut emissions by just 26 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, Australia's ambition is considered insufficient by almost any measure.

Labor is calling for stronger 2030 targets, although the opposition won't say what those targets should be until after the Glasgow conference.

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