BHP defends climate positions and Paris support

20 Dec 2017   Australia, Climate

A day after the U.S president broke away from a climate precedent, Australian miner BHP said it may leave industry groups because of its stance on the Paris deal. In a review of its relationship with industry associations like the World Coal Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, BHP Billiton, the largest mining and energy company in the world, said it was a steadfast supporter of the Paris climate agreement. “We believe the Paris agreement provides a solid long-term foundation for further progress in the global response to climate change,” it said in its report. On Australian policies, the company said it disagreed with support for a lower-emission coal, arguing that while climate and energy policies should be weighed equally, it was […]

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