Scott Morrison accused of climate inaction as new poll shows support for stronger emissions targets

A sign reading 'Planet over profit' is held up at a Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Melbourne in September 2019.
23 November 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been accused of ignoring climate change concerns as a new poll shows the majority of Australians want more action on reducing emissions. 

Almost 70 per cent of Australians want the government to adopt a target of net zero emissions by 2050, according to an Ipsos poll of 1,000 people that was released on Monday.

In an overnight speech to a side event at the G20 summit, Mr Morrison spruiked Australia’s commitment to meeting its goals under the Paris Climate Agreement.

“We've got great form on achieving our goals, what we've set we've met, and we've exceeded it,” Mr Morrison said.

Read the full article on the SBS News website, featuring commentary by Dr Rebecca Colvin