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BUSINESS FED UP WITH INADEQUATE CLIMATE ACTION

November 30, 2020

Australian businesses are fed up with Scott Morrison’s refusal to commit to net zero emissions by 2050 and take serious climate action.
 
The Carbon Market Institute surveyed hundreds of senior executives and found 88 per cent supported net zero emissions by 2050 and 87 per cent thought Scott Morrison’s climate policies were inadequate.
 
These views are consistent with scientific advice and Labor’s position, and again show Scott Morrison is completely isolated on climate change.
 
Over 70 per cent of our trading partners have committed to net zero emissions by the middle of the century.
 
The vast majority of major Australian businesses support a target of net zero by 2050, as do every state and territory government, the National Farmers’ Federation and the Australian Industry Group.
 
After emissions were cut by 15 per cent under the last Labor government, they have flatlined under this Coalition Government.

After seven years, they still haven’t delivered a national climate change policy to modernise our economy and cut pollution.

Instead of real climate policy that will grow jobs, modernise industry and lead the recovery, Scott Morrison is counting on emissions reduction from the recession, the drought and Labor’s Renewable Energy Target to deliver pollution cuts.
 
MONDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2020

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