Barnaby Joyce says Nationals did not sign Cop26 pact and Australia is ‘happy with targets’

Deputy prime minister says Coalition won’t change 2030 targets, and takes a swipe at climate summit president Alok Sharma

The Nationals did not sign the final communiqué of the Glasgow climate summit that commits to doing more to cut medium-term emissions, deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has said, adding Australia is “happy with our targets”.

Joyce, who was campaigning in the NSW coal town of Singleton on Monday, said the government had already determined its 2030 emission reduction target, and the Nationals had not agreed to the Cop26 pact signed by the Australian government on Sunday.

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