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Morrison skirts emissions question as Earth edges closer to 1.5 degrees



Ben Domensino,

Friday April 23, 2021 – 14:34 EST

While many countries used the American-led Earth Day summit to increase their targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – including US President Joe Biden, who pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison avoided making any new targets for Australia.

Instead he focused on the question of how, rather than when.

“For Australia, it is not a question of if or even by when for net zero, but importantly how,” the PM told world leaders at last night’s summit.

That leaves Australia where it was before the summit in…



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