Submission on Australia’s emissions reductions target

On behalf of WATCH I sent this submission to the Climate Change Authority, which is currently considering Australia’s emissions reductions target of 5% on 2000 levels by 2020. The CCA is of the opinion that this target needs significant strengthening, to between 15 and 25% less than 2000 emissions levels, which is an encouraging position;…

The critical decade report

Last week the government released its latest report from the Climate Commission – “The Critical Decade – climate science, risks and responses.” http://climatecommission.gov.au/report/the-critical-decade/ (UPDATE: due to the abolition of he Climate Commission by the Abbot Government, their website is no longer available – copies of the report can still be found online at http://apo.org.au/research/critical-decade-2013-climate-change-science-risks-and-responses.) A useful summary…