Prime Minister releases plan for net-zero emissions by 2050
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has outlined a national plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 to be taken to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
The plan estimates emissions reduction of 35 per cent will be achieved by 2030, but does not set a formal 2030 target.
Mr Morrison said Australians want action on climate change but also a plan that “gets the balance right”.
He insisted the plan would not cost jobs and would protect the Australian way of life, especially in rural areas, describing the plan as a “uniquely Australian way” of hitting goals.
The goal will be reached by investing in technology and infrastructure, such as electric vehicle charging stations.
Federal politics reporter Michael Pachi told Sofie Formica Mr Morrison and colleagues had previously criticised then-opposition leader Bill Shorten for promoting the uptake of electric cars.
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