What does Australia need to do to ensure we are on track to keep global warming to below two degrees?

Answer

Australia needs to display global moral leadership and show how we can reduce emissions and yet still thrive in a strong economy. We need to leverage our international position to encourage immediate global action.

As one of the world’s highest emitters per capita, Australia needs to rapidly reduce its carbon emissions across the whole economy, especially in the electricity sector.

There are two reports that provide the best guide to a sensible pathway for Australia to adopt, one from ClimateWorks Australia and the February 2014 final report of the Climate Change Authority.