Civil society groups from the climate and environment movement have come together to welcome the release of the government's Critical Minerals Strategy - though serious regulation of transition mineral mining is required to ensure the least amount of damage is done to the environment and communities.
In a joint letter expressing these concerns Jubilee Australia has brought together environment and climate advocates across Australia to outline key policy areas in need of serious reform. This new coalition of civil societies includes national organisations the Minerals Policy Institute, Australian Conservation Foundation, The Wilderness Society, 350 and Greenpeace, and the state-based Conservation Councils of Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales.
"Extracting transition minerals will cause significant social and environmental damage if we do not manage it correctly," said Dr. Fletcher, "the climate crisis requires urgent solutions, but we risk replicating the mistakes made with fossil fuel extraction unless we implement smarter regulations."
You can read the joint response letter to the government's Critical Mineral Strategy here.