The Australian government’s 2050 net zero emissions commitment has been met with a mixed response locally and abroad. Prime minister Scott Morrison’s announcement and plan was criticised for lacking in details and modelling by international media, opposition politicians and political pundits. Australia’s position as a large contributor to fossil fuels and the late timing of the commitment also drew comments, with the country labelled ‘a laggard’ ahead of the upcoming Cop26 climate summit.
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