Australia must increase 2030 emissions target to help avoid ‘catastrophic’ heating, Samoan PM says

Fiame Naomi Mata’afa says Australia needs to come ‘come back to climate financing table’ at Cop26

Australia needs to increase the ambition of its 2030 emissions reduction target and “come back to the climate financing table” at the looming Cop26 talks in Glasgow, according to the prime minister of Samoa.

As Scott Morrison persists with efforts to persuade the Nationals to accept a mid-century net zero emissions reduction target, the Samoan prime minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, issued a stark public warning on Wednesday.

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