Support for stronger emission reductions targets and coal phase out [POLL]

A large national poll of 1,557 Australians, conducted by The Australia Institute, has shown strong support for an increase in Australia’s emissions reduction target to at least 45% by 2030.

When asked about the proposal to increase Australia’s emission reduction target from 26-28% up to 45% by 2030:

  • In total, more than half (56%) thought the 45% emission reduction proposal was “about right” or “too low”. Less than a quarter (22%) of respondents said the 45% proposal was “too high”.
  • More voters for every party thought it was either “about right” or “too low” than thought it was “too high”.

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