Viewing articles in Portfolio:

Climate Emergency

Filter Articles

Scott Morrison must listen to the UK, and boost 2030 targets in Glasgow

Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP has called on the Prime Minister to take heed of the UK Cabinet’s demands of Australia, calling him a ‘coward’ for trying to avoid the upcoming climate summit.

Today, COP26 President and UK Cabinet Minister Alok Sharma has reportedly called upon the Prime Minister to attend the Glasgow Summit, and to bring updated 2030 targets of 45-50% with him.

Read more

States’ heavy lifting on 2030 exposes federal climate stasis and weak targets

Read more

NSW target makes Morrison a 2030 coward

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, says the Liberal government in NSW has exposed the complete failure on a federal level to engage with the real targets debate ahead of Glasgow - 2030.

The Glasgow summit will focus on countries lifting their 2030 targets and increasing short-term ambition.
 
While the government’s 2030 target has been internationally condemned as woefully insufficient, Labor has no 2030 target at all. 

Read more

Barnaby and Morrison working hand in glove to block climate action in the critical decade

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, says Barnaby Joyce and Scott Morrison are trying to push the Australian climate debate out to 2050 ahead of the Glasgow COP, which will be primarily focussed on countries lifting their 2030 targets.

Today the Greens released research commissioned from the Parliamentary Library which shows that wholesale power prices are higher now under the Coalition than they were under the Greens-Labor carbon price policy.

While the government’s 2030 target has been internationally condemned as woefully insufficient, Labor has no 2030 target at all.

Read more

Scomo's Glasgow no-show an act of climate cowardice

Leader of the Australian Greens Adam Bandt has said that Scott Morrison’s reported intention to avoid appearing at the COP26 Glasgow Climate Summit is a dangerous abrogation of his responsibility to act on climate change and threatens to slow global progress.

“If Scott Morrison doesn’t want to lead the country on climate, he should hand the reins to someone who does,” Mr Bandt said. 

Read more

Coal is history - Liberal and Labor out of step with global efforts and Australian public Inbox

Overnight, China announced at the UN that they would cease building new coal plants, signalling a further, faster global transition out of coal.

The Greens also seized on new polling showing Australians want to get out of coal and increase our 2030 climate targets.

Both Liberal and Labor have repeatedly said they see coal exports continuing even beyond 2050, and while the government’s 2030 target is being internationally condemned, Labor has no 2030 target at all.

Read more

Greens to fight Morrison’s dangerous nuclear subs play

The Greens have attacked Scott Morrison’s plan to buy nuclear submarines. 

Quotes attributable to Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP:

"This is a dangerous move that makes our country less safe by putting floating Chernobyls in the heart of our major cities, increasing the risk of conflict in our region and putting Australia in the firing line.

"The Prime Minister is putting floating Chernobyls near people in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth and he needs to explain how many people will die if there’s a nuclear accident in one of our major cities.

Read more

UK trade deal shows Australia dragging the world down on climate targets

Greens around the world have lambasted revelations that Australia has vetoed Paris Agreement climate goals being included in a trade agreement, and that the UK acceded to those demands. 

But it’s not just progressive voices: UK Tory Lord Deben, who heads up an independent climate advisory body, decried Australia as “one of the recalcitrant nations” on climate action.

Read more

UN calls time on coal, while Murdoch shift from denial to delay

With the UN calling for Australia to quit coal by 2030, but Rupert Murdoch officially moving only to ‘net zero by 2050’, the looming divide between climate activists and fossil fuel supporters is now clear, Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP said, announcing the Greens will introduce a bill to phase out coal by 2030 to parliament, putting legislative action behind the UN’s demands. 

Read more