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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Development of the CPRS – Part Five: Alternative Parliamentary Emission Reduction Targets Compared

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Who are the Players?
The groups which have the most say in the passing of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) are, ultimately, the Members of Parliament and Senators of the Australian Federal Parliament. The parties represented in the House of Representatives are the Labor Party (83 Seats) and the Liberal/National Coalition (65 Seats in total – 55 Liberal, 10 National). In the Senate the composition is the Labor party (32 Seats), the Liberal/National Coalition (37 Seats), The Australian Greens (5 Seats), Family First (1 Seat) and South Australian Independent Senator Nick Xenophon.

What are their Targets?


2020 Targets

2020 per capita reduction

2050 Targets


5–15 per cent below 2000 levels

27–34 per cent below 2000 levels 60 per cent below 2000 levels
Liberal Reduce carbon emissions by 150 million tonnes – 10 per cent on 2000 levels. -- --
National Yet to formulate a policy. -- --
Greens minimum of 40% reduction on 1990 levels by 2020 -- Net 0 emissions by 2050 at latest.
Family First N/A* N/A* N/A*
Xenophon both Xenophon and the Liberal party commissioned a report from Frontier Economics, hence the targets are the same. -- --

*Family First Senator Steve Fielding does not believe in Global Warming, thus there are no targets in this table. 

How each party intends reaching these targets will be explored in a later instalment.

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