The Australian Government implemented an economy-wide target in 2015 to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030, as part of Australia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. In 2015, the Climate Change Authority (CCA) recommended a more ambitious 45-63% emissions reduction below 2005 levels by 2030.
GHG Emission Reduction Target
Active: NDC reconfirmed in 2021
In December 2020, Australia re-communicated its 2015 NDC as part of the "ratchet mechanism" under the Paris Agreement. Australia failed to increase its 2030 ambition beyond the original target of 26-28% The new NDC states: "This target is a floor on Australia's ambition. Australia is aiming to overachieve…". However, Australia's 2030 GHG target remains misaligned with the Paris Agreement and the advice of the Climate Change Authority, and has been categorized as "Insufficient" by Climate Action Tracker in line with 2°C to 3°C warming scenarios.
* in face of calls for increasing the ambition of the target.
The table below lists the entities tracked by InfluenceMap which have publicly engaged with the policy. InfluenceMap tracks around 300 companies and 150 industry associations globally. Each entity links back to the entities’ full InfluenceMap profile, where the evidence of its engagement can be found.
|Influencemap Performance Band||Organization||Engagement Intensity|
|D+||BHP||41||Metals & Mining||Oceania|
|D-||Glencore International||28||Metals & Mining||Europe|
|C-||Business Council of Australia||48||All Sectors||Oceania|
|E+||Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)||46||Metals & Mining||Oceania|
|E+||Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry||19||All Sectors||Oceania|
|C||Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)||53||All Sectors||Oceania|
|E-||NSW Minerals Council||26||Metals & Mining||Oceania|