Title Emissions policy is under attack from all sides. We’ve been here before, and it rarely ends well Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 6/08/18 Description Federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg is battling to steer a course for his National Energy Guarantee (NEG) through choppy political waters, ahead of a crucial meeting this Friday on whether to adopt the policy.
Since 2014 and the demise of Julia Gillard’s carbon pricing scheme, Australia has been in a well-documented period of policy paralysis (although “mayhem” may be more accurate). Former prime minister Tony Abbott signed off on a 26-28% emissions reduction target to take to the 2015 Paris climate summit (despite later claiming to have been misled by his advisors), and his successor Malcolm Turnbull ratified it as part of the resulting global treaty.
URL https://theconversation.com/emissions-policy-is-under-attack-from-all-sides-weve-been-here-before-and-it-rarely-ends-well-101103 Persons Marc Hudson
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Australian politics
- climate change