Australia needs to aim for net zero by 2035 to avoid climate catastrophe

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated April 16 2021 - 2:40pm, first published April 14 2021 - 2:01pm
Climate expert Will Steffen says Australia is a "laggard' in the fight against global warming. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Australia must aim to reach net zero emissions by 2035, according to a major new report which warns far stronger and quicker global climate action is needed to avoid the catastrophic consequences of a 2 degree warmer planet.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.