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Chris Bowen speaks on the world stage about Australia’s commitment to climate change


In his speech, Bowen praised US legislation and highlighted Australia’s unique climate law recently passed. The law includes national targets to reduce emissions by at least 43% by 2030 compared to 2005 and to achieve net he zero by 2050.

“There is no greater challenge than climate change. Our respective governments are fully aligned in their approach to the biggest challenge facing us,” the minister said, putting a veil on the Morrison administration’s inaction. Say it with a swipe.

“We believe we can be a renewable energy powerhouse, a superpower. could create jobs for

The minister’s concerns about the climate change challenge were echoed Tuesday morning by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who called on developed countries to tax the casual profits of fossil fuel companies and denounced energy giants. Subsidies while the earth is burning.”

“These funds should be directed in two ways: to countries suffering loss and damage from the climate crisis, and to those struggling to cope with rising food and energy prices,” said Guterres of the General Assembly. The level meeting I mentioned at the beginning of the annual top.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong also attended the United Nations General Assembly this week, addressing multiple challenges facing world leaders, from war in Ukraine and modern-day slavery to the impact of rising food prices and concerns about global warming. focus.

Biden is scheduled to appear later than usual at Wednesday’s rally, having been delayed due to returning from Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in London.

US President Joe Biden (center) and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday.credit:Getty

Also in New York is Australian billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest to discuss renewable energy. His Fortescue Metals Group plans to phase out the use of fossil fuels and achieve zero emissions in its iron ore operations by 2030.

The mining mogul – who has met with world and industry leaders over the past year to promote his vision of decarbonization – revealed the details of his strategy On Monday, it urged other companies to “take the first step” and follow suit.


The plan will spend $6.2 billion ($9.2 billion) to eliminate gas and diesel from the business, thereby saving $818 million annually. Most of the spending will take place between 2024 and 2028 and will include the installation of 2-3 gigawatts of renewable energy generation and storage batteries, as well as environmentally friendly mining vehicles and locomotives.

Mark Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer of Fortescue Future Industries, said: sydney morning herald When age It shows that the world has reached an ‘inflection point’ when it comes to fossil fuel substitution.

“Most industrial companies put it off until 2050, which basically says, ‘It’s someone else’s problem. It’s not mine,'” Hutchinson said.

“Now the question their employees, customers and shareholders should ask is, ‘If they can do it, why can’t you?

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