Significantly, Labor is also seeking to adjust the government’s so-called ‘Safeguard Mechanism’ to make heavy emitters pay for their emissions, by gradually reducing, over time, the eligibility threshold from 100motor_vehicle_theft,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. The Business Council has proposed it be lowered to 25,000 tonnes – and Labor says it will adopt this recommendationve seen tour activity pick up significantly,.
The opposition also wants to make the public service carbon-neutral by 2030, with the exception of law enforcement and security agencies.How does Labor’s target compare with other countries?
The 43 per cent target by 2030 gets us in line with some peers – Canada is aiming for 40-45 per cent, South Korea at 40 per cent and Japan at 46 per cent.
But it’s short of the United States’ ambitions of a 50-52 per cent emissions reduction goalIt would have felt so awkward i, New Zealand’s 50 per cent, and Britain’s plan to reduce emissions by at least 68 per cent compared to 1990 levels by the end of the decade.