Seven in 10 Australians want government to take more action on climate, survey finds

The Lowy Institute’s annual survey of sentiment on climate action found strong support for net zero emissions by 2050 and a ban on new coalmines

The Morrison government is under increasing pressure to act on the climate crisis, with a new poll showing seven in 10 Australians want the to lock in stronger commitments in the lead-up to this year’s Glasgow summit.

The Lowy Institute’s annual survey of sentiment on climate action finds strong domestic support for Australia committing to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and majority support for a ban on new coalmines.

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