Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today welcomed comments by BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie, but expressed dismay that the head of one of the world’s most polluting companies appears to be taking the climate emergency more seriously than the Liberal and Labor parties.
Mr Bandt urged BHP to follow its strong words with real, durable action, noting that it was named one of the top 100 polluting companies in the world.
“BHP has joined the war on global warming,” said Mr Bandt.
“Multinational mining giants are now using the same language as the school strike for climate.
“I never thought I’d say the words that Liberal and Labor should take a leaf out of BHP’s book, but it sounds like BHP recognises the climate emergency as a clear and present danger, unlike the old parties.
“The Australian government must now follow the United Kingdom, France, Canada and others by declaring a climate emergency.”
BANDT - Gideon Reisner; 0429 109 054