Gillard keen to support sustainable development
June 22, 2012
Playing her part ... Julia Gillard will confirm Australia's commitment to
sustainable development, announcing the introduction of a national carbon tax
to the United Nations conference.
JULIA GILLARD will throw Australia's
weight behind the push for new ''sustainable development goals'' which will set
clear standards on nations' sustainable use of food, water and energy, when she
addresses almost 100 world leaders at the Rio Conference .
The Prime Minister will also tell the United Nations conference in her
address early today, Sydney time, that Australia is ''playing its part'' in
moving to clean economic growth by introducing the carbon tax, which begins in
just over a week.