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Morrison says zero emissions achievable but won’t commit to target

The Prime Minister says his government is focused on technologies that use lower emissions, but wouldn’t formally commit to a 2050 target.

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“I’m more interested in the doing,” he told the ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday morning.

“I know people get very focused on the politics of these commitments, but what I’m focused on is on the technology that delivers lower emissions, lower costs and more jobs.

“I think that [net zero] is very achievable, but it involves making the investments we have set out for ARENA and the CEFC this week.”

He’s previously committed to achieving net zero emissions by sometime in the second half of the century.

Business leaders and the National Farmers Federation are among those who have called for a legislated 2050 target, while every state government has signed up for the aim.

Labor has said it will go to the next election with an interim target for reducing emissions to work towards a broader ambition of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

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