Fortescue Metals Group, the iron ore miner which emits two million tonnes of carbon per year, has announced it will go carbon neutral in nine years’ time, well before the world’s biggest carbon emitting economies are planning.
- Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, says the fossil fuel industry is “perhaps our most dangerous industry in the world”
- BHP has pledged to get to net zero emissions by 2050
- Ian Dunlop, former chair of the Australia Coal Association, says business alone cannot solve climate change
Chairman and founder Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, who says he has never owned coal investments, says he has the capital to risk such a herculean task.
“Fortescue has decided to step up and take that first mover…