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Billionaire Activist Says Australia Still Lags on Climate Goals

  • Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes urges steeper carbon cuts
  • Transport is a key sector to target to acceleration action
Mike Cannon-Brookes in Canberra Aug. 19.
Mike Cannon-Brookes in Canberra Aug. 19.Photographer: Hilary Wardhaugh/Bloomberg

Billionaire climate campaigner Mike Cannon-Brookes is urging Australia to show more ambition on climate action, even as the new government legislates plans to strengthen the country’s carbon emissions cuts.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese secured initial support earlier this month to lower emissions by 43% by 2030, an improvement on the previous administration’s goal of as much as 28%. Though the new target is closer to pledges by nations like Canada and Japan, the goal remains weaker than action promised by the US and UK.