News Corp and business council backflips on climate don’t mean mission accomplished, Labor warns

Chris Bowen warns battle for emissions reduction is not yet over, and says has ‘one last chance’ on new roadmap

Chris Bowen has warned that the Business Council of Australia and News Corp’s recent conversions to climate action does not mean mission accomplished for evidence-based policy to combat the risks of global heating, because misinformation will probably intensify.

Bowen, the shadow climate change minister, welcomed the more positive posture from the BCA, which now champions ambitious targets, and from News Corp – a trenchant media opponent of climate action that has now launched the “Mission Zero” editorial project.

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