Net-zero emissions target
Yet, the Federal Government has shown no intention of updating its Paris Agreement target or adopting a net-zero emissions target.
Countless other nations have adopted a target of reaching net-zero emissions by around mid-century, including the EU, the UK, the US, China, Japan, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand and more.
Australia, on the other hand, is at risk of being left behind as one of the few wealthy, developed nations without a net-zero target. However, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to face more pressure ahead of President Joe Biden’s climate summit in the US next week, and in the lead-up to the UN Climate Summit in November, held in Glasgow.