Will fake Greens again torpedo Australia’s climate target?

Earlier this month, Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) CEO Kelly O’Shanassy called on the Greens to support legislation enshrining the federal government’s 2030 43% emissions reduction target in law.

Greenpeace has endorsed legislating Labor’s target as an “important first step in tackling Australia’s climate pollution”.

The Greens’ failure to support Labor’s emissions trading scheme in 2009 contributed to a decade of policy inaction, delay and denial. Instead of making progress on climate change, Australia instead went backwards.

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