The government has announced its goals for reducing carbon emissions today. Cabinet agreed to a 26% reduction on 2005 levels by 2030, which could go up to 28% depending on the economic impact.
With other countries having already submitted their targets to the UN, Australia's comparatively slack efforts to join the fight against climate change have seen us being sledged on the world stage.
Here's how we compare to other countries emissions targets at a glance.
The Climate Institute has released this helpful table showing all the major countries' emissions targets in a bit more detail:
The targets have been slammed as "vastly inadequate" by the independent Climate Council, with green groups labelling it a "fail".
So let's break down those numbers from the Climate Institute.
Alexandra Lee is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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