Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said: “We welcome the appointment of Chris Bowen to lead federal Labor’s climate and energy portfolio.
“Mr Bowen’s formidable intellect and political skills make him well suited for one of the most challenging policy areas in modern Australian politics.
“Mr Bowen’s deep understanding of the economic consequences of a failure to act on climate change, as well as his deep care for communities and the environment, will help him drive the climate debate and offer up meaningful alternatives to the Morrison government’s hopeless program.
“We also acknowledge and thank Mark Butler for his hard work in the portfolio over many years.
“We look forward to working with Mr Bowen and continuing our strong relationship with Terri Butler in the environment and water portfolios.”
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