Emissions

Current Page Location: Australia

What is Mt CO₂-e? Emissions are a combination of gases. Most are Carbon Dioxide (CO₂). The other gases are measured as a Carbon Dioxide equivalent (CO₂-e) based on the amount of heat they trap in the atmosphere. They’re measured in Million Tonnes (Mt).

Total and Target

Full Data

Explainer

Australia has legislated targets for greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 2030 Target: 43% lower than 2005
  • 2050 Target: Net 0 Mt CO₂-e

This data helps you track progress to those targets. 

It shows Australia's yearly net emissions and how they compare with 2005.

FAQs: Why is 2005 the baseline? What does 'Net' mean? Click the Read more button below. 

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Total and Target

Australia

YEAR

Mt CO₂-e

NET

v 2005

Trend

Total and Target

Australia

Comparison

2030 Target: 43% lower than 2005

Australia

Sector Emissions

Dashboard

Explainer

When countries report their emissions, they're divided into sectors. Here are some key terms:

  • Fugitive emissions are released during gas, oil and coal production.
  • Industrial processes mean chemical, metal and mineral production, as well as fridges and air-conditioners.
  • Stationary energy means burning fuel for energy (e.g. gas, coal) in settings other than transport, such as power plants or buildings.

For more, click the Read more button.

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Sector Emissions

Australia

SECTOR

Mt CO₂-e

NET

Trend

Sector Emissions

Australia

Comparison

Sector Emissions

Australia

States and Territories

Explainer

Australia's Constitution divides powers and responsibilities between its eight states and territories and the federal government. 

Each state and territory has its own unique economy, priorities and policies.

They are making different progress towards Net Zero for different reasons. 

Drill down into each state, and click below to learn more.

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States and Territories

Australia

STATE / TERRITORY

per 100k

Mt CO₂-e

NET

Trend

States and Territories

Australia

Comparison

States and Territories

Australia

Worldwide

All Countries

Explainer

How does Australia rank compared to other countries?

  • Raw emissions: 15th highest
  • Emissions per person: 8th highest

Click the arrows in the table to sort.

Note: This data source is the Potsdam Institute in Germany. It excludes emissions from the Land Use sector. To learn more, click Read more below.

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Worldwide

Australia

COUNTRY

per 100k

Mt CO₂

NET

Trend

Worldwide

Australia

Comparison

Worldwide

Australia

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