Australian political party positions and the Paris Agreement: an overview

This briefing note evaluates how political party positions in the 2019 Australian Federal election match against the needs and requirements of the Paris agreement.

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The table below shows the emissions reduction targets put forward by the Liberal National Party Coalition (LNP), the ALP and the Greens. Targets are nearly always put forward at present with respect to greenhouse gas emissions including land-use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) and with respect to a base year of 2005.

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Schematic overview of national emission targets proposed by political parties in the 2019 Australian Federal election compared to Paris Agreement compatible domestic emission pathways, Climate Action Tracker estimated fair share emission reduction ranges, and the 2015 recommended 2030 range of the climate change authority. This figure shows the emission reductions with respect to emissions including land use, land use change and forestry.

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Schematic overview of national emission targets proposed by political parties in the 2019 Australian Federal election compared to Paris Agreement compatible domestic emission pathways, Climate Action Tracker estimated fair share emission reduction ranges, and the 2015 recommended 2030 range of the climate change authority. This figure shows the emission reductions excluding land use, land use change and forestry.

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