The Liberal Party unveiled their pathway to net zero by 2050 as Prime Minister Scott Morrison hopes to be able to commit to a plan before the United Nations climate change conference, COP26, that begins in Glasgow at the end of October. However, after a four-hour meeting with their coalition partners on Sunday, they did not agree on this roadmap.
Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce says the party will not rush a decision on backing more action on climate change ahead of a major conference in Glasgow.
The Deputy PM said the Nationals would reject the net zero target if his colleagues felt threatened to make a rapid decision after they emerged from a four-hour meeting on Sunday without agreement.
What people are saying?
Scott Taylor So 8 years in government and four hours of debate. And it’s still a NO to science, future generations and climate (including future drought, flood, fire, pests and diseases).
Jen I watched all of the interview. Although I agree with the 2050 target for Australia, I thought Barnaby spoke well. People do need to realise he is speaking on behalf of regional Australia and is trying to represent the interests of his party’s constituents. Can’t blame him for it