AUSTRALIA TO CUT CARBON EMISSIONS BY 26 PERCENT BY 2030
Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a goal of cutting Australia's emissions by at least 26 percent by 2030. The prime minister stated that the pledge was an environmentally responsible move that would not sacrifice economic growth. Critics state that Australia's goal lags behind those made by the United States, European Union, Canada, Germany, and Britain, if a 2005 benchmark is applied. Australia will present its target at the United Nations conference in Paris in December, where other countries will discuss carbon emission goals. For the full story, see http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/emissions-reductions-target-ranging-from-26-to-28-per-cent-to-be-put-to-coalition-partyroom-20150810-giw4tz.html.