Opinion

Climate bills in US and Australia give hope for Great Barrier Reef, but concerns remain

By Tony Fontes
August 13 2022 - 7:30pm
Momentous climate bills give hope for Reef, but we must avoid complacency

I woke up this week to news that the United States, the world's second largest carbon emitter after China, is a step closer to passing historic climate change legislation. The Inflation Reduction Act includes US$369 billion for climate action - the largest investment in US history which would see carbon emissions slashed by 40 per cent by 2030.