A group of former high-ranking diplomatic officials in Australia has signed a letter to Scott Morrison urging the federal government to take urgent measures to tackle climate change and set a 2050 target.

It said Britain now should commit to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and was aiming to achieve more ambitious targets by 2030, both prior to the UN climate conference in Glasgow in November;

The former Australian diplomats raised doubts over the nation’s strategic and economic threat from climate change as the federal government became slow to embrace a net zero emissions target for 2050.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spent the past week in the US with President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, both of whom support the 2050 target, and other members of the so-called quad, which comprises India and Japan.

In a pre-recorded message to the U.N. General Assembly on his recent overseas trip, Scott Morrison said Australia was committed to net zero emissions.

The government needs a more than one voice to push it forward, and you can help out by donating any amount.

Industry groups such as the Carbon Market Institute (CMI) welcomed the favourable pitch made by the national committee co-chairman, saying good policy could provide greater opportunities for regional Australia with decarbonisation and CO2 sequestration requirements.

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