Coal plan in draft COP26 may be ‘rude shock’ for Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison coal stance will cause G7 regrets

Australia’s plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 does not involve a phase-out of coal, and ( PM Morrison says): “Australia’s coal and gas export industries will continue through to 2050 and beyond, supporting jobs and regional communities.”

“The pressure on Australia, both international and domestic, is just going to keep growing. And the cost will be felt not just in the loss of international reputation, but economic damage as the rest of the world moves faster, and starts to impose border tariffs on Australian exports.”

While Morrison says there is “no line in the sand”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly said he hopes the event will be a line-in-the-sand moment that would see “all the countries in the world … move off coal”.

Source: Coal plan in draft COP26 may be ‘rude shock’ for Scott Morrison