Morrison did not announce any new commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beyond the current target of 26-28% の 2005 levels by 2030. Australia has one of the weakest commitments of all G20 nations, and its allies, including the US and UK, have been calling on the country to bring its pledge closer to 50%.
“We won’t be lectured by others who do not understand Australia. The Australian Way is all about how you do it, and not if you do it. It’s about getting it done,” モリソンは言った.
“We will also not be breaking the pledge we made at the last election by changing our 2030 emission reductions targets. I said we would meet and beat this target and we will. So at Glasgow I will update what we now believe we will achieve, demonstrating that performance is worth more than empty ambition. That’s the Australian way.”
Morrison had put off the net-zero pledge for months, even though all the country’s states and territories had made the commitment. His announcement Tuesday suggests he may soon unveil his long-term climate strategy, which he said he would do sometime before COP26.
Morrison also said previously he may not attend COP26 but agreed to do so recently after criticism over his leadership on climate issues.