Another key federal government body, in this case responsible for overseeing emissions reduction projects, is stacked with Morrison government allies.
Will Morrison take Biden’s lead on climate? The fact that he marked the moment of the US rejoining Paris with a whirlwind tour of oil and gas projects is not a good sign.
One of Biden’s first acts as president was to see the US re-join the Paris Agreement, causing pressure on Morrison to do more on climate to ramp up another few notches.
Morrison’s hollow climate rhetoric falls flat with world leaders, as Australia left further behind following new pledges at weekend climate summit.
Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum calls on Australia to set zero carbon target, saying climate change ‘single greatest threat’ to Pacific region.
Former PM Malcolm Turnbull eviscerates Scott Morrison and Angus Taylor’s stance on climate, saying Morrison over-channelled Trump.
Morrison may be considering abandoning plans to use a controversial Kyoto surplus to meet his 2030 target, but it won’t be enough to win friends on climate.
The defeat of Donald Trump and the green push by NSW leaves Scott Morrison virtually friendless – at home and abroad – in his resistance to zero emissions targets.
Despite the US on the verge of leaving the Paris Agreement, international pressure on Australia to lift its game on climate has never been higher.
As more countries get behind carbon neutral targets – Scott Morrison stands alone as the only world leader who thinks economic recovery can be built on fossil fuels.