(ANSA) – ROME, Sept. 27 – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hinted that he may skip the historic United Nations climate conference scheduled to be held in Glasgow next November. “I haven’t made up my mind yet… but it’s another trip abroad… and I’ve spent a lot of time in quarantine,” he said in an interview with West Australia newspaper.
The COP26 summit, to be held from 1 to 12 November in Scotland under the chairmanship of Great Britain and in partnership with Italy, will be the most important global meeting on the climate crisis in recent years. Australia, one of the world’s leading exporters of coal and gas, is one of 200 countries expected to present an updated plan to cut emissions between now and 2030 at the meeting. But the Morrison government continues to make no commitment. The outlines are not accurately defined. Agency to achieve zero emissions in 2050, despite the fact that the country is the most polluted per capita.
“I have to focus on Covid. Australia will open its doors in those days, and there will be many issues to be addressed,” the Australian prime minister said. (Dealing).
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