PM defers setting carbon target

Far from the desired target of ‘zero emissions now’, the PM has again taken a less than proactive role in the fight against climate change.

John Howard says Australia will set a carbon emissions target next year.

Speaking at the Liberal Party’s Federal Council today, Mr Howard laid out the Government’s policy to tackle climate change.He has given the Government until 2012 to introduce a carbon emissions trading scheme, which would be national in scope and “as comprehensive as practicable”.

He also worryingly repeated his belief that nuclear energy had an important role to play in Australia’s response to climate change.

For the full article see today’s Age here.