Only diplomacy can stop Australia's exported emissions

5 December 2023

Our submission on the future gas strategy was written up in Guardian Australia, in a significant article outlining our argument that unilateral curbs on Australian production are likely just to be substituted by other countries. If we want to stop exporting emissions from Australia, we need to deal with demand in our trading partners. In the first instance, Australia needs to open an honest conversation with Japan about energy security in a decarbonised world. Spoiler alert - carbon capture and storage of expanded fossil fuels isn't it.