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Environment minister says Australia is on track to meet Kyoto targets
1 July 2005
Even though carbon dioxide emissions rose by 0.4% between 1990 and 2003, Australia's environment minister Ian Campbell says the country's A$1.8 billion national climate change strategy is working. Without the strategy, greenhouse gas emissions would be 125% of 1990 levels by 2008-12, according to Campbell. He says Australia is on track to meet its Kyoto target for limiting emissions to 108% of 1990 levels over the 2008-2012 period. Carbon dioxide emissions account for 74% of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions. The energy sector had the largest increase in C02 emissions, with a 31% rise since 1990. "This news is a reminder that wind energy can, and should, play a much greater role in Australia's energy future," says Dominique la Fontaine of the Australian Wind Energy Association (AusWEA).
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