Australian mining supports the Paris Agreement, has an ambition to achieve net zero by 2050, and is committed taking action on climate.
Australian mining will produce the minerals and metals to enable the low emissions technologies of the future, and is working daily on implementing the processes and technologies necessary to reduce emissions in mining.
We are committed to working with government to sustainably reduce emissions in our sector through technology development.
Forcing reductions faster than is technically and commercially achievable risks leakage of those emissions to other jurisdictions without such constraints.
Australia is the premier jurisdiction for mining in the world and mining is one of Australia’s most trade-exposed industries.
Australia competes successfully in international markets for both capital and customers on the basis of consistent and consultative policy development.
We must continue to nurture that comparative advantage as mining remains a vital industry for Australia; in terms of export revenue for the nation and mining jobs in regional areas and towns in New South Wales such as the Hunter Valley, Mt Arthur, Orange and Mudgee and in Queensland such as the Bowen Basin, Mackay, Gladstone, Townsville and Mt Isa.