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Grattan on Friday: Will bolshie Nationals or Joe Biden have more sway with Morrison on 2050 target?

By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
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Many observers have been assuming Scott Morrison’s strategy is to creep towards endorsing the 2050 target of net zero emissions, finally embracing it before the Glasgow climate conference in November.

But this week’s developments suggest the prime minister might have to adopt another course.

He could stay with his present position, which has the target as an aspiration he surrounds with a web of subsidiary policies, such as the multiple bilateral technology agreements he announced while he was overseas.

Morrison’s present commitment, reiterated in his major speech…


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