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Australian ministers say 2030 emission target fixed, will be beaten

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By Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s 2030 emissions target is fixed, and the government is committed to beating it, several ministers said on Sunday, without saying whether targets would be updated as the recently concluded UN climate summit in Glasgow demanded. The Glasgow talks ended Saturday with a deal that for the first-time targeted fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming, calling for tougher emissions pledges by 2022, among other things. “Australia’s 2030 target is fixed and we are committed to meeting and beating it,” Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Energy Minist…

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