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Australia Has Blown a Chance to Be a Climate Leader, Ex-PM Says

  • Emissions reduction target lacks ambition, Turnbull says
  • Nation should aim to become a clean energy superpower
WATCH: Former Australian PM Turnbull on Climate Action, Diplomacy

Australia’s new emissions reduction target lacks ambition and could even make it harder to persuade developing nations to accelerate climate action, according to former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. 

The ex-Liberal Party leader, who will fly this week to Glasgow, Scotland, to attend the COP26 summit, said his successor Scott Morrison has missed an opportunity to set out more aggressive curbs and to make Australia a global leader in clean energy.