Australian flag BURNED by climate change protesters outside the Victorian Parliament

The protesters are calling on the Federal Government to do more when tackling global warming.

The Australian flag has been burned by protesters on the steps of the Victorian Parliament in Melbourne, amid calls for Federal Government to do more when tackling the issue of global warming.


On Twitter, Extinction Rebellion Victoria said that "to symbolise Australia’s Climate Pariah status on the first day of COP26, and our major parties chronic addiction to life destroying fossil fuels, we present two mock politicians literally torching the nation."


Those "mock politicians" were wearing logos of major fossil fuel companies.


Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced a target of net zero emissions by 2050, something some believe is "not good enough."


"The world is changing - and the world's response to climate change is changing the world," the PM said at a press conference in Canberra.


COP26 is being held in Glasgow in a bid to "accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change," according to the conference's website.