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World awaits action by ‘suicidal’ Australia, says former climate chief – Sydney Morning Herald

Australia hears another scathing assessment of its climate record as the race towards next year’s United Nations climate meeting in Glasgow begins.

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The world is waiting for a “suicidal” Australia to reverse its stance on climate change, says one of the world’s most senior diplomats.
Christiana Figueres, who was executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change through the Paris Agreement talks, said the world expected more from Australia in the lead-up to the so-called COP26 climate talks to be held in Glasgow next November.
Former UN executive secretary for climate change, Christiana Figueres.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

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