Putting Australia’s 2030 climate target into law an important first step, but the Albanese Government must increase climate ambition

The following statement can be attributed to Kate Smolski, Program Director at Greenpeace Australia Pacific:

“Labor’s move to enshrine its 43% emissions reduction by 2030 in legislation is an important first step in tackling Australia’s climate pollution, but it’s important to remember that it is just that – a first step. In order to ensure a safer climate, Labor needs to vastly increase its climate ambition, which includes stopping dangerous new gas developments like Woodside’s Scarborough and Browse projects. But, if done right, bringing Australia’s 2030 climate target into law could lay a foundation to build on, and we’d hope all political parties and independents will work together to realise a safer climate future for Australia, and to accelerate our shift to renewable energy.”