Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he believes there was progress at the Glasgow climate summit as countries are “committing to a roadmap to reduce their carbon footprint”.
“Well, 130 countries have agreed to the net zero by 2050 target and obviously Australia is one of those and we’re doing our part,” he told Sky News Australia.
Mr Frydenberg said Australia is “focussing on technologies” and delivering on emissions pledges which had previously been made.
“In Australia’s case we have delivered on what we have been committing, whether it was the Kyoto target, whether it’s our Paris target of a 26 to 28 per cent reduction by 2030 on 2005 levels,” he said.
“It’s not a binary choice between reducing emissions and growing our economy because we have reduced emissions by more than 20 per cent by 2005 at the same time our economy has grown by 45 per cent.”