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Targets and trajectories

5 Sep 2008
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Australia should put its strongest possible efforts into securing a global agreement to limit emissions to no more than 550 parts per million CO2-e and encourage the world onto a lower emissions path as soon as feasible, according to this supplementary review report.

Launching the report at the National Press Club, Professor Garnaut said that a global objective of 450ppm or lower would suit Australian interests better than a 550ppm goal. But the Review had reluctantly concluded that international agreement on a global goal of 450ppm is not immediately feasible, given that emissions are currently around 455 ppm CO2-e and rising rapidly due to fast global economic growth.

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