Net zero, saving koalas and forest wars: the crucial environment battles looming in Australia
With the Morrison government looking increasingly isolated on climate policy and under pressure to fix conservation laws, will 2021 bring change?
The trainwreck of 2020 was not limited to a global community hit by the worst pandemic in a century. The Australian environment fared no better.
The year started amid the continent’s most widespread bushfires on record. As the Guardian revealed, an estimated 3bn animals were killed or affected. Subsequent major government reports outlined the extent to which the country’s unique environment was in decline long before the fires hit.