/ 19 October 2021

Morrison makes the case

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Federal Nationals MPs and senators might be having their sessions, but yesterday PM Scott Morrison pulled together his Liberal colleagues to go over the plan to commit to net zero emissions by 2050. He told his party people that he wants to take the commitment to further lower emissions to the COP26 climate summit as a Nationally Determined Contribution. What the what? Get used to the jargon – an NDC is a firm commitment made by a government rather than an airy-fairy statement of intent. One thing he’s not looking to do is set a new ambitious target for 2030, reports say. Morrison is said to be just fine with the plan to cut emissions by 26-28% by 2030 on 2005 levels – the target set by the Aussie Government at the Paris talks in 2015. Parliament House’s favourite new pastime – Nats Watch – resumes today…

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