/ 18 October 2021

Nats consider their climate position

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

With Federal Parliament set to resume today, Nationals MPs and senators gathered yesterday to talk through their climate policy position. Four hours of discussion did not result in a decision on the plan put by Energy Minister Angus Taylor to adopt the target of net zero emissions by 2050 and a more ambitious climate target for 2030. Reports say it’s the short term target that’s the tricky part. World leaders are being urged to bring plans for deeper emissions cuts to Glasgow for the COP26 climate conference early next month – a summit PM Scott Morrison has confirmed he will attend. Deputy Nats leader/Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said his party needs more time, but “there is a pragmatism there that they want to continue to understand it and make sure there are safeguards for regional and rural Australia, so we don’t get screwed over again.”

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