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Peter Dutton gutless and weak in not reducing climate pollution this decade

Solutions for Climate Australia < 1 mins read

Climate advocacy project Solutions for Climate Australia stated it was deeply disturbed by the announcement today by Federal Liberal Party leader Peter Dutton that the Federal Coalition will not commit to pathways and targets to reduce climate pollution this decade.

“This is a gutless and weak approach by Mr. Dutton - it's not doing anything to deal with increasing climate disasters. If put into place, the Federal Liberal-Nationals no-plan on climate would produce billions more tonnes of climate pollution and place many more Australians in the path of climate disasters.  

“It unfortunately confirms that the Federal Liberals and Nationals have no plan to keep Australians safe from the worsening impacts of fires, floods and extreme weather. They have no plan to maintain trade and security in a world increasingly moving to action on climate. It risks stranding existing jobs and investment in renewable energy solutions,” said Dr Barry Traill, Director of Solutions for Climate Australia. 

“Millions of Australians have already directly experienced the impacts of climate change. Tens of thousands of Australians have lost homes, livelihoods and businesses from increasing fire, drought, storms and floods in recent years. Hundreds of Australians have lost their lives.

“Australians expect their political leaders to work hard to keep people safe. The Federal Liberal and National parties are failing on this basic test of leadership,” said Dr Traill.


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Soultions for Climate Director Dr. Barry Traill: 0448 793334

Senior Campaigner Elly Baxter: 0407 1639214

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