Net zero carbon emissions
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Australia, the leading global coal and gas supplier, has taken the pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. The PM of Australia Scott Morrison said that the plan would not include the end of the fossil fuel sector of Australia. The nation will also set up an ambitious target for 2030. It is their objective for next month’s global climate summit COP26.

This plan is drawing various criticisms. Australia had dragged its stances on climate actions. It is famous as one of the dirtiest countries per capita. Also, this country is a massive exporter of fossil fuels.

The strategic allies of Australia, the US, and the UK have taken the pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions. The UK has also taken the pledge that all outfits electricity will be using renewable sources. The US has announced its plans items for halving its emission by 2030.

“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,” Mr. Morrison wrote in a newspaper column on Tuesday.

To halt the worst kind of effects of climate change, nations have taken the pledge to limit the rise of temperature to 1.5C. However, it needs the cutting of emissions by 45% by2030 and to reach the net-zero goal in 2050. More than 100 nations have come forward for a commitment.

Net-zero means no addition of the number of greenhouse gases in the climate. We can achieve it through the cutting of emission to the maximum of love. It can be reduced through the control of CO2, which comes out from fossil fuels.

Mr. Morrison announced the investment of more than A$20bn in the technology for low emission. But Australia will also use gas in its shorter term. There is no plan limit for fossil fuels.

“We want our heavy industries, like mining, to stay open, remain competitive and adapt, so they remain viable for as long as global demand allows,” Mr. Morrison wrote.

The 2030 commitment of Australia will remain a cut of 26% on the emissions from 2005. The government is also facing some criticism for not offering adequate details on this matter. Australia’s Climate Council think tank said that it had been a joke throughout these years. Many have so that the government is slow on its actions. The opposition leader Anthony Albanese said that the word plan does not make up a plan no matter how many times they say it.

Credits: BBC

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