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Top energy chief tells Australia to get to net zero emissions before 2050 – Sydney Morning Herald

A new climate change roadmap calls on advanced economies to phase out dirty coal-fired power plants by 2030 – a decade ahead of developing nations.

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Birol said there was a misplaced view that 2050 was the deadline for all countries to reach net zero when advanced economies actually had to do it earlier so they can then help others in the final stretch.
The US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, South Korea, all of them … given their current stage of development and their financial capabilities, I think it is only fair to say that … advanced economies should reach their net zero targets five years earlier than other emerging countries, he…

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