Weathering the Storm: the case for transforming the Hunter Valley

Perry & Hewitson, 2019, Western Sydney University

Sharp declines in coal demand and production will occur if the targets in the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals are met. Regions dominated by coal production, such as the Hunter region in NSW and particularly the Local Government Areas of Muswellbrook and Singleton, will suffer most. Instead of leaving the region to suffer this economic contraction unaided, Federal, State and Local governments could aid the transition and avoid or alleviate economic disaster.

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