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Australia’s New Government Confirms Tougher Action on Climate

  • PM Albanese has committed to emissions cuts of 43% by 2030
  • Australia’s previous target had been cuts between 26% to 28%
Australia’s confirmation of more ambitious climate action comes as ministers handle a squeeze on energy supply.

Australia’s confirmation of more ambitious climate action comes as ministers handle a squeeze on energy supply.

Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Australia’s new government has committed to toughen its short-term targets on cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, a key policy shift in a nation long regarded as a global climate laggard.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who won office last month, confirmed an election pledge to lower carbon emissions by 43% on 2005 levels by 2030, saying the new target would give certainty to citizens and businesses.