Morrison “full of BS” on Kyoto credits: Greenpeace CEO

SYDNEY, Nov 20 2020 - In response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s address to the Business Council of Australia last night indicating that his government “hoped not to” use Kyoto carryover credits to meet Australia’s international climate obligations, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Chief Executive David Ritter said:

“This isn’t the first time Morrison has paid lip service to ditching his government’s use of Kyoto credits – the Prime Minister has been full of BS to date on everything to do with climate action.

“After almost seven years of inaction, waffle, and propping up the coal, oil and gas industries responsible for climate change, I would challenge the Prime Minister to actually come through with a meaningful climate policy this time.

“Our Great Barrier Reef has bleached, our country has burned, our skies have filled with smoke – and still, nothing but BS.

“The world is looking at Australia absolutely mystified by the sneakiness and the bungling.

“The use of Kyoto carryover credits is nothing more than dodgy accounting, and is a global embarrassment to Australians who overwhelmingly want meaningful action on climate change.

“Australia is the only country in the world still using dodgy Kyoto credits, and Morrison is increasingly isolated on the world stage with the US rejoining the global effort to combat climate change under President-Elect Joe Biden”

 

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