Farmers ‘well ahead’ of political representatives on climate change

Farmer and agriculture advocate Anika Molesworth says farmers are “well ahead” of their political representatives on the matter of climate change.

It comes as the Nationals will meet again on Sunday to decide if the party will support the government’s net zero by 2050 pledge before the prime minister leaves for the UN climate summit in Glasgow next week.

“When we look across what’s happening in the farming community, we see the National Farmers’ Federation calling for an economy-wide net zero by 2050, the meat and livestock sector aiming for carbon neutrality by 2030,” Ms Molesworth told Sky News Australia.

“We have Farmers for Climate Action, which represents over 6,500 farmers, calling for ambitious cuts by 2030 in the order of 75 per cent on 2005 levels.”