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Junior gov't member in the coalition government says it won'' t rush into net zero. "It won 'T"

Junior gov't member in the coalition government says it won'' t rush into net zero. "It won 'T"

The junior partner in Australia's coalition government said on Monday it will not be rushed into a decision on whether to support 'net zero emissions' by 2050. CANBERRA, Oct 18, The coalition partner said it would not delay recommending nette zero emission targets for 2040.

Morrison last week said he would attend the U.N. COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, where a new climate strategy for Australia, including U-S. President Joe Biden, will be presented to world leaders with Australia's revised climate ambitions of net zero by 2050, according to the former secretary of state.

Morrison had sought the approval of the National party, the government's coalition partner, but its leader Barnaby Joyce said rural-focused lawmakers were unable to agree during a four-hour meeting on Sunday.

Joyce said the party will meet again on Monday and warned against pressure tactics.

"We're not tied to a script. We have our own party and our very own private party room for a distinct purpose," Joyce told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

"If someone believes they are being forced into a corner, you know what they're going to do, they will say no."

Joyce stated that his party is concerned about the negative consequences of net zero on agriculture and coal mining, but Morrison is under increasing pressure to reach an agreement before the climate summit.

"Morrison cannot afford no agreement," said the prime minister. Haydon Manning, a professor of politics at Flinders University in South Australia, said he expected him to appear as if ill-equipped on saturday's world stage just months before an election.

Morrison has said Australia wants to achieve net zero "as soon as possible and preferably by 2050" and it expects to surpass its pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 26% to 28% from 2005 levels by 2030.

The prime minister must call a general election by May 2022 and must also please moderates in his Liberal Party who are pressing for climate action and maintain support for the National party.

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