New briefing note: NSW Minerals Council mining-Led COVID-19 recovery proposal will undermine international efforts for climate change mitigation

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The NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) has recommended that 21 new coal projects be developed as part of a state COVID-19 recovery plan. Its report, Mining for Recovery, identifies 32 projects in various stages of approval, 21 of which are coal projects. If approved and developed, these 21 coal projects would have a huge climate change impact, contributing 3, 717 Mt CO2-e to global emissions.

Over their lifetime, these 21 projects would collectively produce emissions at a level greater than the combined 2018 emissions of Germany, France and the United Kingdomcontinue reading