As Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment, I saw action that makes me optimistic about our future.
01 November 2019 / WORDS BY PATRICK SUCKLING
If you were smarter I’d be in school” – so said a recent sign by a striking child anxious about climate change. It is a potent rebuke, not least because so many of the solutions are not rocket science.
Climate change is the next Covid-19
04 May 2020 / WORDS BY John Morton
The good news is that the parallels between Covid-19 and climate change differ in one critical respect. The transition to a global low-carbon economy represents the most predictable and consequential economic transformation in human history. So while climate change is among the largest challenges the global community has ever faced, it also represents a springboard for massive economic growth.
Tackling climate change is vital for the strongest economic recovery after coronavirus.
28 April 2020 / WORDS BY Patrick Suckling
Climate change: the time for box ticking is over
20 February 2020 / WORDS BY JAMES CAMERON
The world is now hotter than it has ever been with humans living in it. The global temperature had been rising, slowly and surely, for a century.
We need urgent and increasing action on climate change, not ambivalence.
07 February 2020 / WORDS BY PATRICK SUCKLING
How the world sees Australia on climate change was one of the more insightful aspects of my time as ambassador for the environment for the past few years.
Why it’s so wrong to play down Australia’s role in fighting climate change.
04 January 2019 / WORDS BY PATRICK SUCKLING
One of the more solemn yet uplifting duties during my time as high commissioner to India was commemorating Anzac Day – 2.5 million Indian soldiers served in World War II. Australia has made the Anzac spirit part of our national soul. Our contribution to total forces in World War II was around 1.3 per cent.