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UN defends excluding Morrison from climate summit, Canberra livid with Johnson over snub – Sydney Morning Herald

The special adviser to UN secretary-general António Guterres on climate action indicated Australia had not met the threshold needed to speak at the key event.

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Selwin Hart, the special adviser to UN secretary-general António Guterres on climate action, said Australia had not met the threshold needed to speak.
“We will not be commenting on the participation of individual leaders,” he said.
“But the three co-hosts – the UN, UK and France – provided all member states with very clear guidance from the outset that speaking slots would go to countries and other actors who show the most ambition right now.”
Hart would not be drawn on what the UN thought of Morrison’s…

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