Q. Australia’s current target to reduce its carbon emissions is a 5% reduction on our 2000 level of emissions by 2020. The Climate Change Authority recently recommended that, because of commitments by other countries, Australia’s target should be 30% below our 2000 level of emissions by 2025. Should Australia:
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote other|
|Retain its current target of 5%||18%||10%||34%||3%||16%|
|Move to a higher target, such as 10%||25%||24%||28%||18%||30%|
|Move to the recommended target of 30%||34%||43%||17%||72%||30%|
|Not have any target||7%||6%||10%||2%||9%|
Only 18% think that Australia should retain its current target of 5% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. 34% think that Australia should move to the recommended target of 30% and 25% think we should move to a higher target such as 10%.
43% of Labor voters and 72% of Greens voters think Australia should move to the 30% target. 34% of Liberal/National voters think Australia should keep the current 5% target while 45% think it should be higher.
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