Australia needs to join us in the pledge but do the work: US Deputy Special Envoy for Climate
🎙️ NEW PODCAST AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE: Richard Duke 🇺🇸
Once in a while I get to sit down with a big dog in climate, and they don’t get much bigger than the United States of America, the great dane of climate dogs if you will.
Last week I had the privilege of talking with Rick Duke, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate for the USA.
Rick was in Australia for split second doing a victory lap of the globe after the Inflation Reduction Act passed the senate and was signed into law by President Biden in the USA only a few weeks ago.
The IRA is a huge deal for climate — for a deep dive I highly recommend listening to the 4 hours of conversations that David Roberts has done on the IRA over at the Volts Podcast.
Rick and I only had limited time, so we did a quick drive by of things close to my heart:
Australia’s role in Asia
Australia’s Scope 3 emissions.
Small Island States
Big thanks to the U.S. Consulate in Sydney for hooking up this conversation, and big thanks to the Patreon supporters. This interview involved a few big costs to get in the can, and I can’t do this work with out your support. Please chip in if you can.
Deputy Special Podcaster for Climate
(Spotify link is broken.. not sure how to fix sorry)
BONUS VIDEO: Why is Australian Gas So Expensive?
Watch this video then head to the Climate Council’s website to sign their pledge to switch from gas.
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