Is Labor's climate policy off the mark? | POLL

Is Labor's climate policy off the mark? | POLL

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Opposition agriculture spokesperson Joel Fitzgibbon.

Opposition agriculture spokesperson Joel Fitzgibbon.

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This week, Labor announced its policy to reach zero net emissions by 2050. What do you think of the plan?

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This week, Labor announced its policy to reach zero net emissions by 2050.

The three pillars of Labor's new policy platform are the 2050 target, banning Kyoto carry-over credits and rejecting taxpayer funds for coal-fired power plants.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese called for an end to the climate wars, as most Australians "just want to get this done".

"We're now living in dangerous times - the footage of the navy evacuating children from burning beaches will not be forgotten," Mr Albanese said.

All states and territories have already adopted a net-zero emissions target by 2050, as have 73 countries including the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada.

Opposition agriculture spokesperson Joel Fitzgibbon said a number of agricultural organisations, including the National Farmers Federation and the Meat and Livestock Australia, had already committed to zero net emissions by 2030.

"We're going to reach out to these organisations including BP, Santos, other oil and gas companies and say 'now you've made a commitment to zero net emissions, how can a Labor government work with you to help you meet your aspirations?'," Mr Fitzgibbon said.

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