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Morrison's rejection of 2050 net zero emissions target is at odds with Paris agreement, experts say
(The Guardian, 22 Sep 2020) Australia’s commitment to limit global heating to between 1.5C and 2C requires a mid-century net zero target, according to latest science.
The Morrison government’s rejection of a net zero emissions target for 2050 is at odds with the Paris agreement and more than 100 countries that have backed the goal, according to some of Australia’s most experienced climate experts.
Scott Morrison told the ABC on Sunday that the government’s position was to reach net zero carbon dioxide emissions “in the second half of the century, and we’ll certainly achieve that”.
Asked why he would not commit to the 2050 goal, which has been backed by business, farming, union and environment groups and every state and territory, the prime minister said “because I’m more interested in the doing”.
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