"Prime Minister Scott Morrison may be warming to a net-zero emissions target by
2050, but Australia is still far from adopting it – largely thanks to
resistance from the National Party.
Should Morrison fail to get the policy over the line, he will no doubt point to
the government’s low-emissions technology roadmap as evidence the government
still has a climate plan.
But a vague plan is not enough. That was confirmed by a recent analysis showing
Australia’s climate policies are insufficient and have inevitably led to
investment in new fossil fuel projects.
Reaching net-zero emissions will require intense policy focus, private
investment and clear accountability – conditions only a firm numerical target
can provide. Here are five reasons the Morrison government must, at a minimum,
set a target of net-zero emisisons by 2050."
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