There has been a spotlight on the French capital city, Paris over the past four weeks. However this last event was contributing to a more positive outcome when world leaders arrived in the city to discuss the growing concern of climate change. With the large amount of immigration between countries, the issue of looking after the environment has become a world issue.
Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed his governments commitment to improving the country’s investment into the research and implementation of Eco-friendly systems such as solar power. Australia is already a strong contributor when it comes to producing world class research facilities with the Prime Minister specifically mentioning Australian universities as an important part of Australia’s plan to combat climate change.
“By 2018 over 60% of the world’s solar cells are to use technology developed by Australian researchers.” Mr Turnbull stated at the climate council. This statement was reinforced by the University of New South Wale’s currently holding the world record of converting sunlight to electricity, achieving an electricity conversion rate of more than 40%. The university also confirmed that interest in university applications for studies in renewable energy were also up by 50%.
Australia has some of the most productive Universities in the world with many contributing to world issues and research bodies such as cancer treatment, technology, agricultural procedures and environmental issues. Australia is also one of the most popular destinations for international students.