Release: Australia Must Boycott UN Climate Summit

Release: Australia Must Boycott UN Climate Summit

19 September 2019

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, a 75,000+ member national grassroots advocacy body representing the nation’s taxpayers, today called on the federal government to boycott the UN Climate Summit in New York after the organisation barred Australian representatives from speaking despite Australia’s strong record in mitigating its emissions and investing in combating climate change.

“Australia is on track to halve its emissions per person between 2005 and 2030, and has poured billions into global and local funds to help other countries combat climate change in addition to nearly $5 billion a year in subsidies for renewable energy provided by state and federal governments.” noted Satya Marar, ATA Director of Policy.

“That these expensive commitments funded by taxes raised off hardworking Australian families and businesses have only gotten us snubbed by leaders and bureaucrats with a contempt for our vitally important coal industry, an industry whose exports assist Asian countries in lowering their emissions output by replacing more emissions-intensive local coal, shows that it’s time for them to be reconsidered.

“The United Nations must understand that it can no longer take Australian charity and goodwill for granted.”

Satyajeet Marar