At midnight on Thursday, the Paris climate change agreement came into effect, but the Australian parliament hasn't ratified it.
Of the 195 countries that met in Paris last December, 85 have ratified the deal – including the United States and China, which formally lodged their ratification documents at a joint announcement in September.
Australia has signed the Paris agreement, but isn't legally bound by it until it's passed by parliament.
“The 2030 target Australia set itself in August 2015 is not consistent with the Paris objectives. Nor is our emission reduction policy framework," said John Connor, CEO of the Climate Institute.
“At a minimum, Australia needs to ratify the Paris agreement, release its 2030 emission projections and incorporate achieving net zero emissions into domestic policy processes, like COAG energy reviews and the upcoming 2017 climate policy review.”