The prime minister says he is focused on “practical” measures to address the effects of climate change in Australia rather than bolstering emission reduction targets. As the government faces internal pressure to do more on climate change policy, Scott Morrison said Australia was already “carrying its weight” in terms of its global emission reduction efforts and transition to renewables but more needed to be done on “resilience and adaptation”. “I have set out what I think we need to do in terms of the future and that has been very much ensuring that we continue to meet and beat the emission reduction targets that we have set,” he said. “I think more significantly that resilience and adaptation need an even greater focus. “We must build our resilience for the future and that must be done on the science and the practical realities of the things we can do right here to make a difference.” It was a “fact” that Australia would experience “longer, hotter, drier summers” over the next 10 years which meant it needed to “prepare practically”. This approach was necessary because one of his “core” responsibilities as prime minister was to “keep Australians safe”. “The practical things that… Read full this story
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