Australia has a de facto national target of net zero emissions by 2050. But Australian government projections suggest we are not on track to achieve this target, with emissions reductions in the electricity sector being undermined by a lack of progress in the rest of the economy.
Climate change media mentions substantially declined from 2011. But in 2019 climate change is back on the agenda.
Recent increases in emissions from Australia’s fossil fuel exports dwarf any domestic reductions. Global emissions released overseas from coal and gas exported from Australia have more doubled since 2000, and are now more than double Australia’s domestic emissions.