Thread #auspol https://twitter.com/abc730/status/1385148870481616905
We have no reason not to follow. That is what fair, proportional and aligned with Paris Agreement #auspol #abc730 https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/04/21/biden-climate-summit/
The US significant increase to 50% cut could be copied by Australia to keep both aligned.
Copying a 50% cut would be proportional and fair #auspol #abc730
x Australia hasn't committed a net zero by 2050 target
x Hasn't agreed to increase its 2030 target to cut emissions atleast by 50% like the US
x Has given more money to the same tech which includes more support for fossil fuels #auspol
(btw my face)
Australia must take responsibility for its fair share of a shared global challenge #abc730 #auspol
@TheAusInstitute freport on why Aust should adopt the US target of atleast halving emissions by 2030
If Australia followed the leadership of the US expected announcement of a new climate target and committed to halving emissions by 2030, it would prevent 875 million tonnes of emissions being...https://australiainstitute.org.au/post/new-us-climate-target-leaves-australia-875-million-tonnes-behind/
Also FYI one of our largest partners on coal and gas, Japan just increased their target from 26% to 46% in the next decade! https://www.thestar.com/news/world/asia/2021/04/22/japan-raises-emissions-cut-target-to-46-by-2030.html
A substantial increase from past target/direction (26-28% by 2025)
Where the bloody hell is Aus (with its weak 26-28% cut by 2030)?
#auspol #abc730 #qanda https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/04/22/fact-sheet-president-biden-sets-2030-greenhouse-gas-pollution-reduction-target-aimed-at-creating-good-paying-union-jobs-and-securing-u-s-leadership-on-clean-energy-technologies/
Building on Past U.S. Leadership, including Efforts by States, Cities, Tribes, and Territories, the New Target Aims at 50-52 Percent Reduction in U.S.https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/04/22/fact-sheet-president-biden-sets-2030-greenhouse-gas-pollution-reduction-target-aimed-at-creating-good-paying-union-jobs-and-securing-u-s-leadership-on-clean-energy-technologies/
As our friends at @thejuicemedia say 'Cool & Normal'
Tune in here #auspol #qanda https://www.state.gov/leaders-summit-on-climate/
What is the Leaders Summit on Climate? On March 26, the President invited 40 world leaders to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate April 22-23, 2021. As the U.S. government reenters...https://www.state.gov/leaders-summit-on-climate/
President Joe Biden #LeadersClimateSummit has kicked off with space footage of earth and the solid spiel for why we need to change
Still package #auspol
'This is the first step to Glasgow COP
'We have to take action - all of us
'Each country can set higher climate ambitions
..... and then comes @ScottMorrisonMP
- no net zero by 2050
- no higher goal for 2030
- no ambition
Sec of State Blinken
Nails home the 'decisive decade' and need for all to do MORE
It was likely someone from State Dept that was honest enough to call our Australia's efforts as insufficient
Would be great if Australia rejoined the UN's Green Climate Fund for starters @theGCF
The one PM Morrison pulled out of while chatting to Alan Jones in 2018
One for Aus Resources Minister Keith Pitt
"China will limit coal consumption over next 5 yr period and phase it down over next 5 period"
Certainly more than the Aussie Government. https://twitter.com/TheAusInstitute/status/1384036556629942279
Instead confirms Indians have 60% lower emissions than the global average, cause of their lifestyles
Stresses the importance of sustainable lifestyles
UK at lowest carbon emissions since 19th Century and speeding up cause should do more (hint )
78% cut by 2035 (from 68% cut by 2030 on 1990 levels)
Cake-have-eat, lets do all he says #auspol
PM Suga keeps referring to the Pres as Joe. Seems like he has earnt that right given they are mates who back the same goals.
Strong increase from Japan from 26% to 46% on 2013 levels by 2030.
40-45% cut to emissions by 2030 on 2005 levels
Another significant leap in ambition from an Aussie ally #auspol
getting pretty jealous
Now bragging about their rising price on pollution while still exporting energy! Rubbing it in!!
June 2021 will put in an ambitious 2030 target but ultimately they are pushing big emitter laggards to do more!
Like it is out of fashion. (Don't worry, NSW still
wants to open up 23 new coal mines)
Germany hit 46% from renewables now and going harder with their green stimulus
Ugh getting massive leader envy here #auspol
They are leaving Putin hanging after cutting off Macron halfway through.
Now we are hearing Blinken talk about the problem (Macron was taped he says :p)
You can only hear the translator who has a creepy voice (no background noise from Putin).
Worth remembering Russia's emissions dropped cause its economy imploded in the 90s. It has been coasting since then.
Talks up the France-Germany-China meeting this week, addressing methane missions, climate justice and need to support others with strong focus on Africa take action
Will up its game from 24.4% cut by 2017 levels but hasn't said what. Emissions peaked in 2018.
Strong language on ending coal power
RoK has stopped issuing permits for coal power plants, shut down 10 plants and ramping up renewables
Lowest deforestation levels in 20 years
Protecting largest portion of mangroves in world (known as blue carbon in the climate biz)
As incoming G20 President in 2022, they will keep focus on sustainability #LeadersClimateSummit
They are still updating their target range but it is alot more ambitious
Now their emissions will peak in 2025 (10 yrs earlier) which is great because there old target was pretty broad.
Note EU adopted 55% cut by 2030 on 1990 levels. Great work.
Giving EU airtime is to pat them on the back but not nec. Good example of how Aus has been pushed down the list.
Pushing for a carbon levy at Int Martime Org
If big emitters fail to act, we have to adapt
How will you move from plans to action?
(Or in Australia's case from supporting fossil fuels to...not)
Social and ecological crises are linked (quotes Pope)
Alot of talk about debt and help.
Wow becoming awkward now ...next is EU head (not even a country and we already had 3 EU members already).... #LeadersClimateSummit
'Fit for 55' - new EU policies to transform all sectors - with 1.8 trillion Euro for climate action
Nature can not pay the price any longer
Wants to be the first climate neutral continent in the world #LeadersClimateSummit
Being 'one of the few developing countries with absolute target '
Carbon netural by 2050 (forward by 10 years)
Gross National Happiness
Law - 60% forest cover for all time and currently 71%
Are actually carbon negative
Inter-generational equity in law
'irony of contributing alot in emission reductions, but suffering alot from impacts'
'big emitters do more'
Claiming emissions dropped "36% if you exclude exports" - WHAT? They are trying to exclude coal and gas emissions?
Australia the largest coal and LNG exporter in world?
What is going on?
Telling 'Mr President you have silicon valley, we want to set up hydrogen valley'
And finally mentions Allan Finkel?
"Its not what is promised, but what is delivered"
Given Australia promised to be a lazy laggard, it certainly delivered #auspol
No wonder the world sees us as such https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2021-04-21/australia-faces-uphill-battle-to-address-climate-change
On the eve of an international climate change summit, some experts say it will take global pressure to get the country to step up its efforts.https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2021-04-21/australia-faces-uphill-battle-to-address-climate-change
Like Tony Abbott, he is incapable (or refuses to) actually speak to audiences beyond his Australia
Many thanked the the US for re-entering Paris Agreement.
Wealthier countries confirmed their support for helping developing countries.
PM Morrison did none of the above
- Namecheck their companies
- Talk up their hired help (ie Allan Finkel)
- Talk down others' efforts
- Real off silly numbers that break established accounting rules
Getting stuck into countries that exploit their own accounting tricks (given PM Morrison tried a new one on tonight)
Asking 'what generations we are delivering to the world?' #auspol
New Zealand PM Arden - so clear
Do 4 things
1) Price carbon
2) Mandate financial carbon disclosures
3) End fossil fuel subsidies (undoes any advances on pricing carbon)
4) finance adaptation
Just like at the Pacific Island Forum climate event on 11 December, Morrison completely outshone by his Kiwi counterpart #auspol
Enjoy #auspol https://twitter.com/TheAusInstitute/status/1385494305922371589