Australian prime minister will take net zero target to COP26

  • Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, listens to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce during question time in Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Australia’s Cabinet will on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, consider conditions the government’s junior coalition partner has placed on committing the national to a target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but will not increase its goal for 2030 at an upcoming U.N. climate summit in Scotland, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday.

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