The West has no moral right to cut pollution output in developing countries, Jordan Peterson has claimed.
The clinical psychologist and writer said helping them develop cheap energy was an idea he thought was notably absent from the Cop26 summit.
Speaking on BBC’s Question Time on Thursday night, he said: “It seems to me that the best long term solution is to try to make developing countries as rich as possible, and the best way to do that is not control their pollution output, but to help them develop the cheapest energy they can possibly manage as fast as they possibly can – I saw very little of that sort of idea coming out of Cop26.”
When Mims Davies said measures to tackle climate change should not be “at the expense of developing countries”, Peterson responded: “It absolutely, 100 per cent will be [at the expense of developing countries].
“I don’t think we have any moral right in the West at all to do that.”