Media release: Rio faces shareholder revolt over emissions targets

Friday 8 May, 2020: 37% of investors have backed a climate resolution calling on Rio Tinto to set clear targets to cut emissions, including those generated by the-use of its products, or “Scope 3” emissions. While lower than record numbers at Santos and Woodside, the vote is more than six … Read More

Media release: Westpac quits thermal coal by 2030

Monday 4 May, 2020: Westpac’s Climate Change Action Plan Update, released today, has been described as another nail in the coffin of thermal coal, by environment finance group, Market Forces. The policy commits the bank to being out of thermal coal mining by 2030, while the emissions-intensity target set for … Read More

Media release: Siemens decides to work on Adani Carmichael coal project

Responding to the news that Siemens has decided to continue working on the Adani Carmichael coal export project, Market Forces Executive Director Julien Vincent said: “Siemens’ appalling decision to keep working on Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine shows its indifference to the horrendous climate change impacts being faced by Australia and the rest … Read More

Too little, too late: NAB’s new climate policy an exercise in greenwash

15 November 2019: NAB’s Sustainability Report, released today, is little more than greenwash and a recipe for climate catastrophe, says environmental finance group Market Forces.  In particular, its central announcement to exit thermal coal mining by 2035 is a clear example of too little too late, falling short of time … Read More

Media release: Investors heap pressure on AGL

Thursday 19 September 2019 At today’s AGM in Sydney, over 30% of shareholders, worth more than AU$3.8bn, voted against management and in support of a resolution calling on the company to reduce emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Response from Will van de Pol, Market … Read More