There are ‘similarities’ between US and Australia’s climate policy

US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman says the animosity between Australia and the United States over climate policy is an “interesting facet” of the relationship as the climate policies are similar.

“(President Joe) Biden himself doesn’t go to Glasgow with an especially strong set of cards, to be honest, and our analysis here at the US Studies Centre, repeatedly we keep pointing to, there are more similarities between where both Australia and the US are,” he told Sky News Australia.

Mr Jackman said the similarities came in the form of “internal politics” in the parties and how the “policy settings are landing” for climate legislation.

“In neither the United States nor Australia is a carbon price, is a tax on carbon politically feasible at the moment,” he said.

“So, technology not taxes, they’re not calling it that in the United States, but essentially it is massive amounts of government led investment to try and get things going in the private sector that are going to get them down the pathway.”