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Statement From Conservation International CEO Dr. M. Sanjayan on BHP’s Decision to Leave the World Coal Association

April 5, 2018

Today’s decision builds on BHP’s commitment to improve environmental performance, which the company has pursued for years alongside Conservation International. Together, we have worked to save some of nature’s most spectacular places while encouraging greater investment in natural climate solutions, such as reducing deforestation.

The message of today’s action is clear: Businesses cannot ignore climate change, the greatest threat humanity has ever faced, nor nature’s role in climate solutions. BHP is leading the way to a future where responsible economic development and stewardship of nature go hand in hand. That’s a win-win-win, for people, planet and profit.