Policy Bites: Reducing emissions

Paul Burke looks at the major parties’ emission reduction targets

Paul Burke

Environment & energy, Government and governance | Australia

17 May 2019

Both major parties have pledged to reduce emissions by 2030, with the Coalition promising to reach the Paris commitment of 26-28 per cent, and Labor setting their target at 45 per cent below 2005 levels.

In this Policy Bite, Paul Burke discusses whether Australia is, in fact, on track for reaching the Paris Agreement emissions reduction target, and why an energy transition towards renewables, away from fossil fuels, is the key to success.

Associate Professor Paul Burke is Deputy Head at the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. Paul specialises in the economics of the environment, energy, transport, and developing countries. Paul’s research is internationally-focused, with a regional emphasis on the economies of the Asia Pacific.

This podcast is part of Policy Forum’s Australian Election coverage, and published in partnership with The Australian National University.

 

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