OECD Head Demands Global Carbon Prices

Matthias Corman, a former Australian Finance Minister and now Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), calls on the world to adopt a consistent global carbon price.

Talk to ABC Radio on Wednesday at Corman Said With a comprehensive carbon tax on the world, it would be the most efficient way to reach net zero by 2050.

“Well, I always think that the most efficient way to reach the world’s net zero by 2050 is with carbon prices that are sufficiently comprehensive and consistently applied globally. “He said.

Corman violently opposed the 2014 Labor Party’s carbon tax revoked by the Abbott government as part of the 2014 coalition government.

Corman told ABC Frankerie that Australia had a carbon tax under the Labor Gilard government, but “there was no adequately comprehensive global agreement to price emissions” that was happening at the time. Told.

“Efforts in individual jurisdictions can only help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions if they contribute to a net reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions,” he said.

Corman said earlier Sky news If carbon prices are not applied consistently globally, problems such as carbon leaks and shifts in emissions to other parts of the world will occur.

He also needs developing countries to adopt appropriate and affordable renewable energy technologies in order for all countries to participate, otherwise such carbon prices could be devastating. Claimed to be sexual.

Corman’s comment came after Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised Australia’s zero net commitment from the coalition government on Sunday.

“I think it’s a big achievement,” said Corman. “I am impressed with the political leadership he has shown to be able to bring Australia to that position.”

“And it’s great to be part of the overwhelming part of the global community that Australia is committed to achieving Global Net Zero by 2050,” he said.

Australia announces funding for South Pacific at COP26

At a press conference as part of COP26 in Glasgow on November 1, Energy Emissions Minister Angus Taylor helps South Pacific countries reduce emissions in ways that support Australia and the world. I talked about that.

“We were discussing the South Pacific example of having to pay 13 or 14 cents per kilowatt hour to produce electricity with current technology,” he said. “But our plan offers a way to reduce these costs to a fraction of that in the next decade.”

At the same press conference, Prime Minister Scott Morrison explained that if we want to reduce global emissions, we must reduce the cost of technology that can achieve that.

“Most of the focus is on pushing up the cost of other technologies, but what we need to do is reduce the cost of the technology that others want to adopt,” he said.

He goes on to say that while China, India and Indonesia cannot control the cost of carbon-based fuels, working with them, the technologies they employ for industrial growth and work are low emissions and low costs. He said he could confirm that. ..

Victoria Kelly Clark


Epoch Times Sydney Staff