Australia lags as the world looks to new 2030 climate targets

This week Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave a speech to the Business Council of Australia, in which he seemed to edge closer to committing Australia to net-zero emissions by 2050.

The government has committed $500 million to developing renewable energy, including controversial carbon capture and storage technology.

But it still faces international pressure for more action, pressure which is expected to ramp up this week at the virtual greenhouse summit headed by US President Joe Biden.

Today on Please Explain, Jacqueline Maley speaks with National Environment and Climate Editor Nick O’Malley about what exactly is happening with Australia’s emissions reduction and energy policy.

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