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Australia's emissions rise to 3% above 2000 levels


Source: Reputext, 18 May 2016

In early May, the Department of Environment released Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) for 2014, containing Australia’s national greenhouse gas emissions for 1990-2014, our official submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Department also released Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NGGI) though the December 2015 quarter, rounding out Australia’s preliminary 2015 emissions figures.

Notably, adjustments to Australia’s historical emissions indicate a reduction to Australia’s emissions in the year 2000, with the fall creating an updated reference point for Australia’s 5 per cent emissions reduction target by 2020. Updates to historical figures also indicate that Australian emissions fell to 4 per cent below the newly adjusted 2000 levels in 2014 – just one per cent above Australia’s 5 per cent target.

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