Opinion

Peter Whish-Wilson: Scott Morrison's all talk on climate change

By Peter Whish-Wilson
Updated February 16 2021 - 11:24am, first published 10:00am
ACTION: Meat and Livestock Australia has an industry target to be carbon neutral by 2030, but the PM won't put pen to paper.
ACTION: Meat and Livestock Australia has an industry target to be carbon neutral by 2030, but the PM won't put pen to paper.

After years of studiously avoiding even mentioning the topic, the Prime Minister's recent statement that his government will now act on climate change and work towards net zero emissions by 2050 is welcome, but meaningless without a formal commitment or a plan - including robust shorter term 2030 targets based on science.

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