Labor has yet to set an interim emissions target | Liverpool City Champion
With the Morrison government under pressure to come up with a net zero emissions plan by 2050 before the world comes down to Glasgow to talk about climate change, Labor has yet to confirm what its interim target will be.
The Business Council of Australia, which represents the country’s largest companies, released an analysis on Saturday calling for a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030.
He says a 46 to 50 percent reduction from 2005 levels over the decade is pragmatic, ambitious and will boost investment.
“It’s fantastic that we now have all the states and territories, all the major trade groups agreeing with the Labor Party that you can cut emissions, create jobs and grow the economy,” the President said. from Labor Party Tanya Plibersek on Sky News Sunday Agenda.
Labor supports a net zero target by 2050, but says it will set an interim target ahead of the next federal election, which is due to take place by May.
“We are looking very closely at what is going on in Glasgow,” said Ms Plibersek.
“This is an opportunity for the world to do something really important to reduce pollution, but also to invest in a clean energy future that brings prosperity and jobs. “
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is in negotiations with his coalition partner Nationals over a 2050 target, has yet to confirm whether he will attend the United Nations climate change conference later this month.
“It’s quite extraordinary not to take the opportunity to be at the table when these huge decisions are made. It makes sense to me that Australia is represented at the highest level at something like this,” said Mrs Plibersek.
Mr Morrison, still in isolation after his last overseas trip, is reluctant to spend another 14 days in quarantine upon his return from Scotland.
NSW Environment Minister and new state treasurer Matt Kean was asked on Sky News whether his government would consider reducing Mr Morrison’s isolation to seven days.
“I think this is such an important issue, I think the community would expect governments to work together to ensure that we are able to represent our interests on the world stage,” he said. he declares.
“I have no doubts that we can solve these problems.”
Associated Australian Press