Al Gore ‘disappointed’ Scott Morrison failed to increase Australia’s 2030 emissions target

Former US Vice President Al Gore says he is ‘disappointed’ at Australia’ s failure to upgrade a key emissions cuts target, and urges the country to do more to combat climate change.

Co-Chairman Alok Sharma told Guardian Australia the countries will have to increase their current commitments, adding: “Over the coming year, the UK presidency will work hard to drive even greater ambition on the delivery of the Glasgow climate pact to lead the fight against climate change.”

The climate activist also critiqued the country for not keeping to a promise for reducing methane emissions agreed in the margins of the Glasgow climate summit.

Al Gore

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under president Bill Clinton. (wikipedia)

Scott Morrison

Scott John Morrison is an Australian politician serving as the 30th and current prime minister of Australia. He assumed office in August 2018 upon his election as leader of the Liberal Party. (wikipedia)

Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce is an Australian politician, currently serving as the deputy prime minister of Australia. He is the leader of the National Party of Australia, (wikipedia)

Angus Taylor (politician)

Angus Taylor is an Australian politician who is the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction. (wikipedia)

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