Almost eight in 10 voters in inner-city Canberra believe the Morrison government needs to do more to tackle climate change - the second highest proportion in any of the nation's 151 federal electorates.
The results of the Australian Conservation Foundation-commissioned poll, published on Monday, have confirmed Canberrans as among the country's strongest advocates for action to address global warming.
In the seat of Canberra, held by Labor's Alicia Payne, 79 per cent of voters agreed the federal government could either be doing more or "much more" to reduce carbon emissions.
That proportion was second only to the inner-city Sydney seat of Grayndler, which is held by Opposition leader Anthony Albanese.
Some 77 per cent of voters in both David Smith's southern Canberra seat of Bean and Andrew Leigh's northern electorate of Fenner believed the government could do more.
The seat of Canberra was again second only to Grayndler when it came to the proportion of voters who considered climate change to be a vote-defining issue.
Ms Payne said she wasn't surprised by the results because climate change was the issue most often raised with her by voters.
"People are rightfully very concerned about the government's lack of action [on climate change]," she said.
Asked to comment on the poll results, Liberal Senator Zed Seselja told The Canberra Times the Morrison government had proven itself as a "world leader" in emissions reduction.
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Senator Seselja cited its achievement of reducing emissions by 20 per cent of 2005 levels, a rate "well" ahead of the OECD average.
He said the injection of seven gigawatts of renewable energy into the grid in the past year was proof the government's "technology not taxes" plan to cut emissions was working.
"We have a 2030 target and a plan to get us there, unlike Labor who have no plan and no 2030 target," he said.
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