Western Australia is likely better placed than any other region on Earth to benefit from the transition to net zero emissions. It needs, however, to raise its sights to take advantage of the huge opportunities to contribute to lowering emissions globally through mining and mineral processing in particular. The key is for Australia and Western Australia to integrate climate policy into the wider economic narrative. Discussion of the economy must always give a central role to zero carbon issues, and discussion of climate issues must focus on the complete range of economic levers that need to be pulled and the benefits that will flow. Major policy reforms underway globally, such as the US Inflation Reduction Act and the European Green Deal, make this all the more important.