"Expectations of Australia heading into the summit were low – a fact perhaps
reflected in the summit’s agenda. Morrison’s address was way down in the
running order – he was 21st of 27 speakers. Biden was reportedly not in the
room when Morrison spoke. And in an unfortunate glitch, Morrison’s microphone
was on mute at the start of his speech.
The summit did deliver some major gains. There was palpable relief as Biden
brought the US back to the table on global climate efforts, committing to an
emissions-reduction target twice the ambition of Australia’s. Other nations
including Japan, Canada and Britain also outlined major new commitments.
But sadly for Australians, the summit revealed the clear contrast in climate
policy leadership between Morrison and his international peers."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics