Strong climate policy win for regions, farmers say

Farmers for Climate Action

Monday, 25 October. The National Party’s in-principle agreement to net zero by 2050 is a welcome first step towards a stronger climate policy, Farmers for Climate Action say.

The federal government is at the pointy end of its negotiations to finalise a net zero emissions by 2050 target as Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepares to attend COP26 in Glasgow.

Farmers for Climate Action CEO Fiona Davis said: “We look forward to seeing the details of the federal government’s plan and what it will mean for regional communities and agriculture.

“This plan needs to be credible, in line with the latest science and take into account climate impacts farmers are already seeing on the ground. We need urgent action to reduce emissions this decade.

“Farmers for Climate Action and its more than 6000 farmer members see great opportunity for farmers and regional Australia in strong climate policy. We believe regional jobs will flow from sending a clear signal to the market and unlocking investment in regional Australia.

“Regional Australia needs a strong voice as climate policy is created to make sure we capitalise on the opportunities available and boost regional jobs.

Our recent report by Ernst & Young shows agriculture can achieve net zero emissions by 2040 while growing productivity. Agriculture is already leading the way with key industry groups signed up to net zero targets.”

Farmers across the country are available to interview.

Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of more than 6000 farmers and agricultural leaders working to ensure that farmers, who are on the frontlines of climate change, are part of its solution.

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