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Ex-diplomats warn Morrison government inertia on climate ‘undermines our credibility as a regional partner’

The group, including former ambassadors and high commissioners, says urgent action is an ‘ethical and moral responsibility towards future generations’

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A group of 70 former diplomats has warned the Morrison government that failing to sign up to a commitment of net by 2050 imperils Australia’s strategic interests and “undermines our credibility as a partner”.

The group has written to the prime minister and relevant portfolio ministers arguing that a scientific consensus about the risks associated with runaway global heating renders urgent policy action an “ethical and moral responsibility towards future generations”.

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