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Net Zero Target Not ‘Zero-Sum Game’ for Mining Jobs: Premier Palaszczuk

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has said investment and support will continue to flow into her state’s mining industry despite Australia’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Global decarbonisation ambitions, recently the focus of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, did not mean a “zero-sum game” for the resources extraction industry in mineral-rich Queensland, the premier told the Queensland Resources Council event on Wednesday, News.com.au reported. “I am confident that our best days remain ahead of us,” Palaszczuk said. “The resources sector will continue to grow and support more jobs across Queensland. “The global commitments at COP26 towards net zero emissions by 2050 are not a zero-sum game between action on climate change and mining jobs. “These commitments to net zero will make Queensland’s resources sector even stronger over the long-term,” she said. The premier said Queensland had the minerals the world needed to create green energy technology, such as vanadium and …

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