Australia lacks ambition and needs to do more in the global effort to stay below 1.5°C, the United Nations said on the eve of its climate summit in Egypt, reports Pip Hinman.
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Climate activists rallied to send a message to the Labor government that its recently legislated target of 43% emissions cuts by 2030 is not enough to avert catastrophic climate change. Peter Boyle reports.
Politicians, both Labor and Liberal, have spent years defending this county’s pitiful efforts on tackling climate change with the excuse that Australia “can’t go it alone” — it has to wait for other countries to commit to action on climate change. The same excuse was often echoed in the media. In particular, the lack of action by the US and China were cited as the reasons why Australia should commit to doing little or nothing.