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Australia ‘should work with Asia on ambitious climate policies’

Image: Juan Alberto Garcia Rivera [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Prime minister’s rhetoric on Paris targets does nothing to encourage greater regional ambition, says academic

Australia must increase its efforts to promote global cooperation on climate change polices, particularly with ‘big emitters’ in Asia, a leading international relations academic has said.

Andrew Walter, a political economist at the University of Melbourne, suggests that prime minister Scott Morrison’s claims that Australia will “meet and beat” its Paris greenhouse emission reduction targets are not seen as credible by Asian leaders.

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