Media Statement: Clean State hails new portfolio for Climate Action as opportunity for jobs boom
Clean State, Western Australia’s leading clean jobs organisation, has welcomed the creation of a new portfolio of Climate Action in the Western Australian government.
Clean State spokesperson Maggie Wood said Minister Amber Jade Sanderson has a golden opportunity to focus on growing the industries of the 21st century.
“Our research developed 26 projects to create 200,000 new jobs in Western Australia through action on climate change, including clean energy, a reborn Western Australian manufacturing sector, clean transport, energy efficient housing and much more.
“Our research has also found overwhelming public support in Western Australia for climate action projects to be used to drive the state’s economic growth.
“Western Australia has the opportunity to lead not only the country but the world in the development of zero carbon industries.
“We have vast potential in clean energy generation and export, and in protecting and expanding our marine vegetation which plays a globally significant role in carbon capture and storage. We have a highly skilled workforce that could drive a zero carbon manufacturing boom.
“We look forward to working with the Minister on driving a new industrial revolution - one that delivers jobs, much-needed infrastructure and a dramatic reduction in carbon pollution.”
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