Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Undecided on Attending COP26 Climate Summit

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday has expressed his indecision to attend the United Nations’ COP26 climate talks in Glasgow this November.

Morrison said the reason for his indecision is the two-week quarantine he would have to undergo upon his return.

“We haven’t made any final decisions… I mean it is another trip overseas and I’ve been on several this year and spent a lot of time in quarantine,” said Morrison to the West Australian newspaper.

Morrison’s comments were made as Australia comes under pressure from allies including the United States to declare more ambitious pledges on the climate crisis.

The country is the world’s second-biggest exporter of coal and the Morrison government has said it will continue to mine, export, and use the fossil fuel well beyond 2030.

The COP26 summit will be the biggest global climate crisis talks in years and was hoped to produce the next emissions standards to slow global warming and keep temperature rise below 1.5 °C.

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