Australia plans to reduce carbon emissions by at least 26
percent from 2005 levels by 2030, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Tuesday,
but environmentalists said the target fell well short of what was needed to
tackle global warming. Abbott
said his conservative government's target was "fairly in the middle"
of those made by comparable economies which will be taken to an upcoming global
climate conference in Paris. "We have come to the position our2030
emissions reduction target will be in the range of 26 to 28 percent,"
Abbott told reporters in Canberra.