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Climate Bill for 43 Percent Emissions Reduction by 2030 Passes Australia’s Lower House

The Australian federal government has passed its climate bill, legislating a 43 percent emissions reduction target, through the lower house.
It was passed 89 votes to 55 with the support of Greens, teal independents, and Tasmanian Liberal MP Bridget Archer after a number of minor amendments.
The legislation sets a target of 43 percent carbon emissions reduction on 2005 levels by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.
“This is a fulfilment of a core promise that we made at the election,” Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told reporters on Aug. 4. “And it is pleasing that even though the crossbenchers did not get the demands met that were not consistent with the program that we put to the election, that it passed the parliament.”…

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