Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce agrees to a net zero emissions policy by 2050, going to restaurants and ordering meals without knowing what you’re getting and how much it will cost I liken it to.
The coalition government has not yet formally agreed to the 2050 goal, but is discussing the path to that goal.
But Joyce, who recently returned to Kuomintang leadership, is still unconvinced.
Joyce was asked in ABC’s Insider Program on Sunday whether she would support the 2050 emission target.
“In general, the way restaurants work is that you have a menu in, and what are they on the menu for lunch, and what is the price,” Joyce replied. ..
“That’s how competent decisions are made and that’s what we’re looking for. What’s the menu content and price?”
He said it was a rational process and how you do something, but he said the Labor approach is that they don’t care what’s on the menu I said there is.
“They don’t care what the price is, and when what’s sautéed gherkin and sashimi tadpoles, they’ll accept anything for lunch,” he said.
When asked again by insider host David Spears whether he would agree with Net Zero by 2050, Joyce said it couldn’t be clarified any further.
“I would be very happy if you could tell me what the menu is and the price. Please tell me the cost. Please tell me how to do it,” he said.
Last week, the European Union announced a proposal to tax energy-intensive imports from countries without carbon prices.
That means Australian exporters have to pay more to sell to the EU compared to producers in countries with more ambitious climate policies.
Joyce wasn’t impressed that if the EU introduced arbitrary tariff barriers and the world went that way, it would hinder economic recovery from COVID.
“What’s happening in Europe with so-called carbon tariffs is just tariffs. Forget the adjectives, it’s just a noun. It’s taxes,” he said.