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澳大利亚顶级商业游说团体支持净零排放计划

2020-2-11 11:12

 

堪培拉,2月11日(新华社)——澳大利亚商界支持到2050年实现零排放。


由澳大利亚100多家大公司的首席执行官组成的澳大利亚商业委员会(BCA)呼吁在气候政策上“划清界限”。


周一,独立议员扎利·斯泰格尔向议会提交了一项法案,该法案将把2050年实现零排放的计划写入法律。


它将建立一个独立的气候变化委员会,就如何最好地减少排放向政府提出建议。


政府和反对派都排除了支持Steggall法案的可能性,但BCA负责人Jennifer Westacott表示,这是一个明智的前进方向。


“这总是停留在细节上。它总是停留在意识形态上。她在澳大利亚广播公司(ABC)的电视节目中说。


“我们必须马上跨过这一关。”


澳大利亚总理斯科特•莫里森(Scott Morrison)已经排除了实施雄心勃勃的气候政策的可能性,如果这样做会损害经济的话。


然而,减排部长安格斯·泰勒周一证实,澳大利亚将在11月的联合国气候变化会议上承诺2050年的减排目标。


80多个国家承诺到2050年实现净零排放,澳大利亚也被敦促效仿。


Steggall在周一介绍她的法案时说,这是“为了澳大利亚人的长期安全”。


“2020年是一个新的十年。让我们在过去的分歧上划清界限。”她呼吁政府提供支持。

 

CANBERRA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Australia's business community has thrown its support behind a push for net zero emissions by 2050.

The Business Council of Australia (BCA), which comprises the chief executives of more than 100 of Australia's largest companies, called for a "line in the sand" on climate policy.

Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Zali Steggall on Monday introduced a bill to Parliament that would enshrine in law a plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

It would establish an independent Climate Change Commission, which would advise the government on how best to reduce emissions.

Both the government and opposition have ruled out support for Steggall's bill but Jennifer Westacott, the head of the BCA, said it was a sensible way forward.

"This has always got stuck on the detail. It's always got stuck on the ideology. It's always got stuck on the demons and angels," she said during an appearance on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) television.

"We've got to move past this point right now."

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out pursuing ambitious climate policies if doing so would harm the economy.

However, Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor on Monday confirmed that Australia will commit to a 2050 emissions reduction target at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in November.

More than 80 countries have committed to net-zero emissions by 2050, with Australia urged to follow their lead.

Introducing her bill on Monday, Steggall -- who won her inner-Sydney electorate on the back of campaigning on climate change -- said it was "for the long-term safety of Australians."

"2020 is a new decade. Let's run a line in the sand on the past divisions we have had," she said, calling for government support.

 

来自: xinhua