Queensland budget invests in national parks but ‘does nothing’ for climate crisis, critics say

Conservationists celebrate $200m fund for expanding national park land but concerns remain over lack of spending on renewables and emissions reduction

Queensland conservationists are celebrating a state budget with unprecedented funding for new national parks, but others are outraged it “does nothing” to address the climate emergency.

On Tuesday, the Palaszczuk government committed $262.5m to protecting more land for nature. That included $200m for expanding the national park estate, a figure the World Wide Fund for Nature described as the largest single investment in national parks acquisition in the state’s history.

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(SOURCE) https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/21/queensland-budget-invests-in-national-parks-but-does-nothing-for-climate-crisis-critics-say

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