Morrison speaks on technology investment at climate summit

23 April 2021

Written by: Rei Fortes

Australia’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gases announced during leaders climate conference.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke at the Leaders Summit on Climate event and shared how Australia’s technological investment plans will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

He said in the press conference that the nation has achieved its 2030 emissions target and continues to focus on producing clean energy for the future.

“Australia is on the pathway to net zero. Our goal is to get there as soon as we possibly can, through technologies that enables and transforms our industries,” he said.

“That is why we are investing in priority new technology solutions, through our Technology Investment Roadmap initiative.”

The roadmap initiative is aimed to form international partnerships and produce cheaper low emissions technologies and create more jobs. The Prime Minister said that this plan will keep emissions and costs low that allow the business to increase employability.

Along with technological investments, Australia’s plans to produce the cheapest clean hydrogen energy in the world was also mentioned at the conference. Hydrogen has been considered by the government as a possible source of renewable energy in the future.

Australia’s current international climate change commitments is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The nation has reached up to 19 percent of that goal.

Along with Australia, 39 other nations joined the virtual conference as each leader stated their intentions to help reduce global emissions.


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