Australia must forget 'China excuse' on emissions

Claims that China is doing little on climate policy are increasingly hard to support and with many countries now on the move, Australia's high carbon economy won't stand the test of time.

China has long been perceived as a laggard on climate action and nowhere less than in Australia. How often have you heard, from a professional setting to a dinner table, ‘big polluters like China aren’t doing anything so why should we?’

It’s been a key line for those seeking to delay or deny the need for changes to Australia’s high carbon status quo.

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