Morrison finally drops dodgy climate accounting

MELBOURNE, Saturday 5 December 2020 - In response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing that Australia will drop the plan to use dodgy Kyoto credits to meet its Paris climate target, Greenpeace Australia Pacific spokesperson Nelli Stevenson said:

“The Morrison government has long been shamed on the global stage for its use of dodgy accounting to cover up its gross inaction on climate change. 

“For the past seven years, all we have seen from the Morrison Government is inaction, waffle, and propping up the coal, oil and gas industries responsible for climate change. 

“Australia needs a strong, Federal climate policy, not a Federal government kicking back on the heavy lifting being done by states, territories, and businesses who are getting on with the job of moving to safe and reliable 100% renewable energy.

“Now that the decision has been made to drop dodgy Kyoto accounting, it’s critical that the Morrison Government gets with the program and brings a meaningful climate policy to the table in order to protect Australians from the worsening impacts of climate change like bushfires, heatwaves, and drought.

“It’s time to walk the talk and ramp up ambition beyond Australia’s weak Paris targets.

For more information please contact Head of Communications Nelli Stevenson on 0428 113 346 or email [email protected]