Australia is among a group of coal-supporting economies singled out as not getting a spot on the list of 63 speakers at the upcoming UN climate change summit.
Environmental advocates welcomed the ‘unprecedented move’, saying it represented a rebuke of Australia’s climate change policies on the world stage.
It is a global deviant for climate action," Dr Martin Rice, from the Climate Council of Australia, said.
Mr Guterres has warned that “climate change is not only a threat for the end of the century, but climate change is already a tragic problem of our society”.
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Dr Rice wants the government to realise Australia is already being affected by climate change and it will only get worse.
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