The new Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, is a 50-year-old politician and evangelical known for defending the coal industry in his country. Following in the footsteps of politicians from other countries, such as the United States, Morrison has broken with the Australian tradition of maintaining secular Australian politics by putting his religious vision at the center. However, this is not the only thing that he has in common with U.S. politicians. He shares a disinterest in addressing climate change and the defense of coal remains at the center of his political vision.
Adrian Martinez is the Director of La Ruta del Clima and is currently a Research Fellow at the IASS-Potsdam. He has been granted the International Climate Protection Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to research in public participation, human rights, and climate change governance.
He focuses his research and advocacy on public participation, human rights and climate change governance. He has a MA. on Environment, Development and Peace from the United Nations Mandate University for Peace and holds a Licentiate and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Costa Rica.
He has participated in various international events as a speaker or guest lecturer and is a permanent writer who raises awareness of climate change issues. As a consultant, he has worked on various projects in the field of climate change, waste management and environmental policy-law.
Talanoa Inputs on Public Participation Enhancing Climate Action and Loss and Damage and Human Rights for the COP24 UNFCCC process under the Paris Agreement.