The Glasgow climate summit is all about lifting ambitions over the next decade, but Australia brought a lazy 2030 target and is planning to massively expand gas and coal projects – helping to wreck ambition at Glasgow.
Scott Morrison is having perhaps the most disastrous international trip for a Prime Minister in recent history as diplomatic relations with France sour even further. But there is high expectations for the Glasgow summit to deliver high ambitions for high emissions reduction over the next decade and for the first time there is a focus on phasing out gas and coal globally. But Australia didn’t come with an ambitious mid-term target, and it has plans to massively expand its gas and coal projects and exports – completely counter to the goals of Glasgow.
Language warning: Greta Thunberg drops an (appropriate) F-bomb at one point
This was recorded on 2 November 2021 and things may have changed since recording.
australiainstitute.org.au // @theausinstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Ben Oquist, Executive Director, The Australia Institute // @benoquist
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions