Australia: Emissions set to soar by 2020

11th December 2014

Lima – 11 December 2014 - Australia’s emissions are set to soar by 2020 under the Government’s new policies, according to a new analysis by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), released today at the climate talks in Lima. 

An in-depth analysis of Australia’s emissions and the effect of its policies on future emissions conducted by the Climate Action tracker finds no credible analysis that shows Australia’s current legislation will get its emissions anywhere close to its Copenhagen pledge (a cut of 5% below 2000 levels by 2020).