Bill Shorten ‘not sure’ he would take Labor’s 2019 emissions target to next election

Bill Shorten ‘not sure’ he would take Labor’s 2019 emissions target to next election

The Guardian

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Former Labor leader says he probably would not commit to cutting emissions by 45% by 2030, despite US president Joe Biden raising global ambitions

Former Labor leader Bill Shorten says he would probably not take the same emissions reduction target his party promised in 2019 to the next election because there’s not enough time to achieve it.

Although US president Joe Biden’s climate action summit last week triggered a fresh round of global ambition, Shorten told the National Press Club on Wednesday that if he was to be granted a “hypothetical sliding doors moment” he was “not sure” if he would again commit to cut emissions by 45% on 2005 levels at an election this year or next. .

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