Carbon emissions

Alternate Term Label:
Carbon pollution
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Fact Check: Why Tony Abbott's claims on emissions targets get mixed verdicts

Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims Australia’s per capita emissions target for 2030 are “the best in the developed world”.
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Fact Check: Was the cost of cutting emissions 100 times greater under Labor?

Environment Minister Greg Hunt claims the Coalition's emissions reduction fund is around 1 per cent of the cost of reducing carbon under the former Labor government's carbon pricing scheme.
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Fact Check: Is Australia's emissions reduction target second only to Brazil's?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claims Australia's emissions reduction target of 26 to 28 per cent of 2005 levels by 2030 is "second only to the emission cuts offered by Brazil" when measured on a per capita basis.
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Fact Check: How do Australia's carbon emissions targets compare?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claims the Government's emissions reduction target of 26 to 28 per cent of 2005 levels by 2030 are comparable to other "similarly situated" countries.
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Fact Check: Hockey overstates the power of congress to block Obama's emissions pledge

Treasurer Joe Hockey claims it will be difficult for US president Barack Obama to deliver on climate change pledges because he must first get past a hostile US congress.
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Fact Check: Have emissions fallen since 2005, and are they the lowest they've ever been, as Liberal MP Katie Allen says?

Liberal MP Katie Allen says the Government has "done a great job" at reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and claims they have fallen since 2005 to reach a record low in 2019.
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Fact Check: Greg Hunt not giving the full story on climate research

Opposition Climate spokesman Greg Hunt claims CSIRO research shows carbon emissions can be reduced by 20 per cent over 40 years using nature, soils and trees.
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Fact Check: Energy Minister Angus Taylor said greenhouse gas emissions have turned around by 1.1 billion tonnes under the Coalition. Is he correct?

Energy Minister Angus Taylor claims that when the Coalition came to power, it inherited a 755 million tonne emissions "deficit" against Australia's second Kyoto target because Labor "hadn't done the hard work".
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Fact Check: Do carbon emissions always rise under the Coalition?

On its Facebook page, NSW Labor claims emissions always go up under the Liberals.
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Fact Check: Do Australia's greenhouse gas emissions account for more than 5 per cent of the global total once exports are included, as Mike Cannon-Brookes says?

IT entrepreneur and outspoken climate change commentator Mike Cannon-Brookes claims that Australia, with a population of just 25 million people, generates and exports over 5 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions if exports are included.