Rudd Soft on China Over Climate Change: Hunt
The Opposition’s environment spokesman, Greg Hunt, says Mr Rudd has sent the wrong message to China by cutting $50 million in funding from the Asia Pacific Partnership on clean development.
Mr Hunt says that money would have gone directly towards clean energy in China, and Mr Rudd has set progress back by cutting it.
Mr Hunt says China will not take Australia’s clean energy efforts seriously if funding is cut.
“The Chinese response is to say, ‘Well Australia’s not serious’ … and the end result is higher petrol, higher grocery, and higher electricity prices for Australian mums and dads who’ll have to do the heavy lifting.”