Yvo de Boer: All countries must share responsibility in fight against climate change

Yvo de Boer, who headed the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), told Guardian Australia that the country’s political leaders must help people understand that all countries are doing what they can to cut emissions.

“[Leaders must] give people confidence that we’re all lifters, but that we must respect that each shoulder is not able to shoulder the same amount,” de Boer said, referring to former prime minister Robert Menzies’s description of “lifters and leaners”, often cited by current prime minister Tony Abbott.

Read the full article from The Guardian here.