Carbon emission target

Aug 25, 2015

Q. The Federal Government has proposed a target of 26-28% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. The Climate Change Authority has recommended a 40-60% reduction by 2030. Which proposal do you favour most?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Liberal Government’s 26-28% reduction

23%

12%

43%

5%

17%

Climate Change Authority’s 40-60% reduction

50%

65%

27%

89%

57%

Don’t need to reduce carbon emissions

10%

6%

17%

2%

13%

Don’t know

17%

16%

13%

4%

14%

50% favour the Climate Change Authority’s recommendation of a 40-60% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and 23% favour the Liberal Government’s 26-28% reduction target.

The Climate Change Authority’s recommendation has highest support from Greens voters (89%), Labor voters (65%), aged 18-24 (68%) and university educated (58%).

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