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The top US diplomat in Australia has stated that both countries must set “more ambitious climate targets” and tackle the climate crisis “head on”, while increasing international pressure on the Morrison government to act.
Mike Goldman, Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Canberra, emphasized that the United States and Australia have a shared obligation to protect the planet.
The Australian government is facing mounting international pressure to formally commit to net zero emissions by 2050 and increase its 2030 target in the run-up to this year’s Glasgow climate conference, despite resistance from Nationals.
The UK, which is the host of the Cop26 conference in Glasgow, has also made clear that it wants Australia to join with other countries in raising its medium-term targets to align with the Paris target of trying to limit heating to 1.5 ° C above the previous temperature. industrial levels.
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