Setting Australia’s post-2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions: issues paper

28 Mar 2015

The Australian Government will announce Australia’s post-2020 emissions reduction target in mid-2015. This paper presents the factors that will be considered when deciding the target, and invites submissions from the public.


Climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution. The Australian Government has committed to review Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and settings this year. This review is in the context of negotiations for a new global climate agreement to be concluded at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in Paris in late 2015 (30 November to 11 December).

All countries have agreed to propose a post-2020 emissions reduction target well in advance of the Paris conference. Australia will announce a post-2020 emissions reduction target in mid‑2015.


You can make a submission here.

Submissions close 3pm AEST on Friday 24 April 2015.

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