UN chief calls for 2050 zero emissions plans – but Australia remains tightlipped

Countries asked to flag plans for net zero emissions by 2050, but so far Australia is only talking about its 2030 target

The United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, has written to all heads of state asking countries to outline their plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, but at this stage the Australian government is only engaging on commitments to 2030.

Ahead of a climate action summit in New York on 23 September, Guterres has reportedly asked leaders to flag plans they will set next year for 2030 emissions reduction commitments, and their plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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