Australia was an early world leader in the introduction of pricing mechanisms to reduce carbon emissions via the Clean Energy Act 2011AKA ‘the carbon tax’. During the two years that it operated before being repealed by fossil fuel interests, significant reduction in CO2 emissions were recorded. Carbon pricing works!!

The acceptance of this policy mechanism for reducing emissions is currently reflected not in the behavior of our government but by big industry’s demand for it https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/14/woodside-petroleum-joins-bhp-and-rio-tinto-to-call-for-carbon-price

We need leaders who will take the policy steps necessary to deliver climate action now!