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With the Glasgow Climate Summit (COP26) just days away, many of us at the United States Studies Centre (USSC) are studying two key questions. First, will Tuesday’s announcement from the Australian Government — a “whole-of-economy Plan” for net-zero emissions by 2050 — placate US critics of Australia’s climate ambitions and policies? Second, how do Australians respond to international pressure on these issues, especially from close allies like the United States?