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Powerful lobby groups put on notice over climate change

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Some of Australia's most powerful lobby groups have been put on notice over climate change with BHP, the world's biggest mining company, setting standards that require them to advocate for Paris agreement-aligned emissions reductions and stop backing energy policies that favour fossil fuels over renewables.

The new standards  say the associations must ensure their lobbying is balanced – prohibiting them from emphasising the cost of climate action without considering the cost of inaction – and ensure their lobbying does not attack or promote one energy source or commodity over another, such as advocating for coal or against renewable energy. 

https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/bhp-puts-powerful-lobby-groups-on-notice-over-climate-change-20200814-p55lom.html

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By Lynn Wood

14 August 2020

 
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