Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declined to commit to the phase-out of fossil fuels. In an interview with SBS on Saturday night, Morrison said he was not ready to immediately phase out fossil fuel production.
Australia, the world's largest coal and major gas exporter, is under growing pressure from the environmental community to set emission reduction targets ahead of the November UN climate conference COP26 in Scotland.
Morrison says his government is still working on its emissions plans, refusing to commit to cutting the production and use of fossil fuels, which make up the bulk of Australia's export revenues.
“You have to remember that fossil fuels are your country's largest export, and if you subtract your country's largest exports, you will have to come to terms with a lower standard of living,” Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby said in a comment on Sunday. Joyce.