Agriculture ‘won’t be excluded’ from net zero roadmap despite Nationals claim
The Morrison government’s net zero by 2050 roadmap has come under fire for a lack of detail and modelling,
The Nationals have claimed one of their demands for signing up to net zero was that methane emissions from the agriculture sector be excluded from the target.
Labor MP and former shadow agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon told Deborah Knight he’s concerned the absence of modelling is hiding the true impact on family farmers.
“I’m a bit suspicious that the delay … might in part be about their failure to demonstrate that they can make big savings in the land sector.”
Environment Minister Sussan Ley responded promising the modelling is “on its way”, and assured farmers haven’t been excluded from the target.
“Part of our farming land is going to struggle with the effect of climate change.
“You can achieve a lot if you actually don’t care who claims the credit for it, and you look at the national interest and what your people want.”
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