UN Secretary-General António Guterres said ''When we go digging for fossil fuels, we are digging our own graves''.
During the COP26 negotiations week, Australia has been heavily criticised for its stance on climate change.
Australia is the second-largest coal exporter in the world and has a strong political lobby backing it.
John Gibbons, environment commentator joined The Last Word to discuss.
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