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Morrison unperturbed by emissions spike

Morrison unperturbed by emissions spike

The prime minister concedes he is no Nostradamus but is adamant Australia will meet its Paris climate change targets in a canter.

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By AAP 30.09.2018 10:19 AM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is adamant Australia will meet its Paris climate change targets in a canter, despite greenhouse gas emissions climbing 1.3 per cent to their highest quarterly levels in eight years.

Mr Morrison argued people could pick and choose their figures to mount political arguments, before seizing on another measurement to do exactly that.

"We've got emissions-per-capita at the lowest level in 28 years and those figures in particular for the March quarter were based on some rather stronger LNG production figures for that period," he told the ABC on Sunday.

Mr Morrison said the country had the right policies and technologies in place to reach its 26 per cent emissions reduction target.

"We'll meet up in 2030 and we can argue the toss then, but you know, none of us are Nostradamus on this."

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