Scott Morrison on the verge of locking in net zero by 2050 target

Scott Morrison on the verge of locking in net zero by 2050 target

After more than a decade of climate wars in this country, the Morrison government appears on the verge of locking in a target of net zero emissions by 2050 to take to the Glasgow climate summit.

But the Nationals haven’t made the process easy, with threats MPs could quit federal cabinet or even cross the floor.

Elsewhere in the world, locked-in targets for 2050 are a given and countries are preparing to make big commitments for 2030.

At the UN climate summit in Glasgow next month, developed nations will be called upon to cut their emissions by at least 50 per cent by the end of the decade to make it possible to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

But all that seems a long way off in Australia.

Today on Please Explain, chief political correspondent David Crowe joins Bianca Hall to discuss the junior Coalition partner’s horse-trading over emissions reductions.

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