NSW Treasurer and Environment Minister Matt Kean has called on Scott Morrison to adopt a climate change target of at least a 35 per cent cut in emissions by 2030.

“We’ve [NSW] obviously got a very ambitious medium term target … my message to those in Canberra is at the very least they should take the average target of all the states and territories and set that as their interim plan,” Mr Kean told Sky News Australia.

“I would imagine at a minimum it’s 35 per cent, I think we should all be aiming to do better when it comes to protecting the planet.”

In his first interview in the Treasury job, Mr Kean also made pointed remarks about the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and its role in the resignation of former premier Gladys Berejiklian.

“I would hope that ICAC would announce an inquiry into the premier of the state during the worst crisis we’ve ever seen with good reason,” he said.

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