As the world faces the difficult transition to low-carbon economies, China faces a disproportionate burden from climate change, economically, socially and environmentally. As Australia grapples with a shifting balance of power between the US and China, Australia must parallel the pace of China’s renewable energy investment to aspire to become a “renewable energy superpower”.
To do this, Australia would need to adopt high unilateral carbon reduction targets, and strongly price carbon. This would act as a pivotal re-engagement with China, and could “contribute to the leadership we need to help solve the climate crisis”.
Read Alexander’s article at Climate Spectator, here.