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Feeling the Heat; Australia Under Climate Pressure

Australian Foreign Affairs 12

Jonathan Pearlman

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12 July 2021
As a new US administration edges closer to international climate action, will Australia follow suit, or risk becoming an outlier?

Australia's climate and energy policy is a 'toxic time bomb' . . . Now Morrison, feeling the heat from Australia's allies, from growing numbers in the business community and from a majority of voters, needs to work out how he will handle that bomb. MARIAN WILKINSON The twelfth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the growing pressure on Australia as global and regional powers adopt tough measures to combat climate change. Feeling the Heat looks at the consequences of splitting from the international consensus, and at how a climate pivot by Canberra could unlock new diplomatic and economic opportunities.

Marian Wilkinson probes how Canberra is responding to international pressure on climate and asks if we are at a political tipping point. Wesley Morgan warns that Australia's climate policy is undermining our Pacific relationships and proposes a path for rebuilding trust. Richard Denniss and Allan Behm expose Australia's efforts to obstruct international climate action and to support fossil fuel exports. Amanda McKenzie uncovers how Australia's climate policy impedes its diplomacy and how to address this malaise. Anthony Bergin and Jeffrey Wall outline a solution to Australia's dwindling business ties in the Pacific. Hugh Riminton examines the future contours of the Asian Century. Michelle Aung Thin discusses the brutal Myanmar coup and its impact on the nation.

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By:   Jonathan Pearlman
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 167mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   194g
ISBN:   9781760642112
ISBN 10:   1760642118
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   12 July 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jonathan Pearlman is the editor of Australian Foreign Affairs and the world editor of The Saturday Paper. He has been a foreign correspondent and a politics reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Straits Times and The Telegraph. He studied at the University of New South Wales and Oxford University.

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