"International climate change groups and influential advisers on the global
shift from fossil fuels have written to the OECD expressing “grave concerns”
over Australian politician Mathias Cormann’s bid to be its next
Former Australian finance minister Cormann’s record in a government that
“persistently failed to take effective action” to cut emissions while blocking
international action meant he was “not a suitable candidate”, the letter says.
Cormann is one of only two remaining candidates for the top OECD role after two
candidates – Swiss banker Philipp Hildebrand and Greek politician Anna
Diamantopoulou – withdrew earlier this week.
Cormann’s move to place climate action at the centre of his campaign has come
under sustained criticism from environment groups in Australia who have pointed
to the record of the coalition government he was a minister in."
Via Glyn Moody.
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