Australia to honour Paris agreement despite pressure to follow Trump

Barnaby Joyce has reiterated Australia’s position on renewable energy by confirming that the coalition will honour the Paris climate change agreement.

The Deputy Prime Minister made it clear that a US backflip on the agreement would not affect Australia’s position despite calls from coalition members and Tony Abbott to scrap current targets.

‘We are not the United States of Australia, we are just Australia. The United States will look after their business and we’ll look after ours,’ Mr Joyce told ABC radio on Monday.

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has said that there are no plans to alter the current renewable energy targets.

Interview source: ABC Radio // Photo source: Grafton Daily Examiner

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