8.7 C
Brisbane
Monday, May 29, 2023
spot_img

Australian govt strikes deal on climate policy

Canberra, March 27 (IANS) Legislation for the Australian government’s signature climate policy is set to pass Parliament after the Greens agreed to support the bill.

The governing Labor Party on Monday secured the support it needs from the left-wing party to implement its safeguard mechanism, reports Xinhua news agency.

The centre piece of the government’s commitment to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions by at least 43 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, the mechanism will impose emissions limits on the country’s 215 largest-polluting facilities.

Those facilities, including mines, factories, smelters and processors, will be required to cut their emissions by 4.9 per cent every year till 2030 or pay for carbon offsets.

According to projections, it will reduce Australia’s carbon footprint by a cumulative 205 million tonnes by 2030.

After the Opposition Liberal and National parties ruled out support for the legislation, the government required the support of the Greens in addition to independents to pass it through the Senate.

The Greens had previously declared they would not support the bill unless Labor ruled out approving new fossil fuel projects, but on Monday reached a compromise with a new amendment that will put a hard cap on emissions allowed under the bill.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the mechanism was good news for climate action and the manufacturing industry.

“We need to act on climate change. We can’t afford to continue to engage in conflict in this place in order to try to get the perfect outcome,” he told reporters in Canberra.

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Listen Live Radio




Loading ...

Stay Connected

795FansLike
74FollowersFollow
23SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -Radio Brisvaani Live
- Advertisement -Radio Brisvaani Live
- Advertisement -Radio Brisvaani Live
- Advertisement -Radio Brisvaani Live

Latest Articles

Download Our Apps

Diaspora

News From India

World News

Quad in search of a peaceful & prosperous Indo-Pacific: Hiroshima Vision

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The relevance of Quad could not be appreciated better than now when propelled by their overly selfish and disproportionate ambitions,...

Politics

K’taka Polls: PM Modi rakes up ‘love jihad’, refers to ‘The Kerala Story’

Ballary (Karnataka), May 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday raked up the issue of 'love jihad' in the run up to the May...

Most Popular

- Advertisement -Radio Brisvaani Live
- Advertisement -Radio Brisvaani Live
- Advertisement -Radio Brisvaani Live