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Scientists pour cold water on Australian climate plan

Image: Australian Embassy Jakarta [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Proposed technology-led response lacks targets and incentives, leading researchers say

The “technology-led” climate solution put forward by Australia at the international Leaders Summit on Climate has received a mixed response from the country’s scientists, who say the solution is not comprehensive enough and lacks targets.

Prime minister Scott Morrison (pictured) told the summit on 22 April that for Australia, it was “not a question of if or even by when for net zero, but importantly how”.

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