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Australian opposition to pitch climate policy as battle line for elections, sets ambitious target

Australian Opposition leader Anthony Albanese promises 43% emission cuts by the end of the decade if they come into power after the elections.

Published: 03rd December 2021 06:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2021 06:49 PM   |  A+A-

Australian Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, left, watches as Prime Minister, Scott Morrison speaks during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House

Australian Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, left, watches as Prime Minister, Scott Morrison speaks during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House. Dec. 2, 2021. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

CANBERRA: Center-left Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese promised that he would set a more ambitious target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Anthony will set climate policy as a battle line at elections expected to be held between March and May. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was widely criticized at a U.N. climate summit in Scotland last month over his conservative government’s target of reducing Australia’s emissions by only 26% to 28%. Moreover, it was the same target Australia adopted at the Paris summit in 2015.

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