Essential Report

Impact of government’s net zero emissions 2050 target

Nov 9, 2021

Q. The federal government recently announced its plan for Australia to reach a net zero emissions target by 2050.

Do you think committing to get the country to net zero emissions by 2050 is enough action on climate change for Australia, or do we need to do more?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Net zero by 2050 is enough action on climate change for Australia 37% 44% 30% 35% 35% 40% 29% 51% 13% 46%
Net zero by 2050 is not enough action on climate change for Australia and we need to do more 43% 42% 44% 46% 43% 41% 52% 32% 78% 33%
Unsure 20% 14% 25% 19% 22% 19% 19% 17% 9% 21%
Base (n) 1,089 534 555 336 374 379 354 401 106 125
  • More people think Australia needs to do more than its current 2050 commitments than those who think 2050 is enough (43% to 37%).
  • Those who want to see Australia take greater action against climate change include those aged 18-34 (46%), Labor voters (52%) and Greens voters (78%).

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