How the US could help Australia develop climate action

A photograph of US President Joe Biden giving a speech, with the American flag in the background.
28 July 2021

There comes a time when the citizens of one country need help from another country to solve crucial problems. In the case of Australia, help is not for poverty, chaos or insurrection, it is the need to join the world in addressing the climate and environmental crisis.

Australia’s government is smitten by climate denial whereas the U.S. has emerged under President Biden to offer world leadership on climate despite resistance from the Republican Party.

The Australian government has not committed to net zero emissions by 2050 and has a meager target for 2030 target which few believe will be delivered. Mike Goldman, who is chargé d’affaires at the United States embassy in Australia, has diplomatically said that both countries need to set “more ambitious climate goals.”

Read the full article on The Hill website, featuring a report completed by researchers at The Australian National University


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