New Australian Chief Scientist calls for "ambitious" action on climate change

2020-11-11 03:06:11 GMT2020-11-11 11:06:11(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

CANBERRA, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Australia's incoming Chief Scientist has called for the country to be "bold and ambitious" to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Cathy Foley, a leading physicist who was appointed as Australia's next Chief Scientist by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, told The Guardian Australia on Wednesday that she wants Australia to be a world leader in renewable energy.

"Of course I want Australia to be a low-emissions economy, but I want us to be a world leader in renewable energy, such as hydrogen..." Foley, who is currently the Chief Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), said.

"We need to move as quickly as we can using all the tools to lower emissions and be bold and ambitious in doing that," she added. Enditem