As US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said recently, we could go to net zero tomorrow and it wouldn’t be enough, not when almost 99% of global emissions come from beyond our borders.
This is a global problem requiring a global solution.
The only pathway for all countries to get to net zero is by getting low emissions technologies to commercial parity with existing alternatives.
When developing countries are no longer forced to choose between growth and decarbonisation, then global emissions will fall.
Australia has strong targets, an enviable track record, and a responsible plan to get the cost of low emissions technologies down.