Australia pledges 28 % emissions cut by 2030

The Australian government today unveiled its planned emissions reduction targets for 2030, which it intends to submit to the UN ahead of this year's crucial climate summit, promising to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent against 2005 levels.

However, the package sparked a flurry of criticism from green groups and some diplomats, who variously accused the government of putting forward a "weak target" that put the country at the "bottom of the barrel" when it comes to climate action.

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