Rudd Says Climate Change Is The Great Moral Challenge Of Our Generation

Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd says that climate change is the great moral challenge of our generation.

Speaking at the National Climate Change Summit, Rudd said the dimensions of the climate change challenge were so great that “climate change should be beyond politics”.

In a separate statement, the ALP’s Environment spokesman, Peter Garrett, says “we must act now”. Garrett said Labor would introduce a carbon trading scheme, ratify the Kyoto treaty and develop renewable energy.

  • Watch an extract of Rudd’s speech (1m)
  • Watch Garrett (2m)

Howard Announces Carbon Trading Scheme By 2012

The Prime Minister, John Howard, has announced a carbon trading scheme to be introduced by 2012.

In a speech to the Liberal Party Federal Council meeting in Sydney, Howard again expressed caution about the economic effects of tackling climate change and derided the Opposition’s approach to the issue.

  • Listen to John Howard (28m)