Gap between policy and politics: How Australia matches up to the IPCC’s latest report

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Climate change will become an increasingly difficult problem to tackle in the future if we continue to ignore it, says a landmark UN report. The new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change details the actions needed to reduce carbon emissions. The report says we need to act now with more ambitious carbon reduction targets if we want to limit global warming to 2 degrees. However with countries like Australia only committing to a 5% reduction in emissions, experts are calling for bigger commitments.

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