For those of you who glaze over when numbers get flung around, I will try to keep this short.
Our 2020 target is to reduce emissions by 5% based on 2000 levels.
At the end of March, Australia’s emissions were 1.9% below emissions in 2000.
In the June quarter, national emissions increased 1.3% relative to the previous quarter, the greatest increase in a quarter since 2004.
Yet they claim that our emissions for the year to June 2018 were now 2.4% below emissions in 2000.
How do you increase emissions by 1.3% and then claim we are 0.5% closer to our target?