Carbon emissions

Jul 14, 2015

Q. Australia’s current target to reduce its carbon emissions is a 5% reduction on our 2000 level of emissions by 2020. The Climate Change Authority recently recommended that, because of commitments by other countries, Australia’s target should be 30% below our 2000 level of emissions by 2025. Should Australia:

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Retain its current target of 5% 18% 10% 34% 3% 16%
Move to a higher target, such as 10% 25% 24% 28% 18% 30%
Move to the recommended target of 30% 34% 43% 17% 72% 30%
Not have any target 7% 6% 10% 2% 9%
Don’t know 16% 17% 11% 4% 15%

Only 18% think that Australia should retain its current target of 5% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. 34% think that Australia should move to the recommended target of 30% and 25% think we should move to a higher target such as 10%.

43% of Labor voters and 72% of Greens voters think Australia should move to the 30% target. 34% of Liberal/National voters think Australia should keep the current 5% target while 45% think it should be higher.

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