The Siemens fiasco should scare off Adani’s other European supporters

Siemens don't build Adani - Galilee Blockade

20 February 2020 The pressure on Siemens, the German multinational which last month destroyed its reputation over a $30 million contract, offers a cautionary tale about how dangerous business as usual can become if you haven’t noticed that the world around you has changed. Siemens, which trumpets its sustainability credentials … Read More

Rockwell Automation 64th company to rule out Adani

17 February 2020 US-based multinational Rockwell Automation has become the 64th major company to rule out work on the climate-wrecking Adani Carmichael coal project. In response to a letter from the Stop Adani Alliance sent on 13 February, Rockwell CEO Blake Moret wrote: Rockwell Automation is not working with Adani … Read More

Siemens AGM dominated by Adani criticism

6 February 2020 With hundreds of protestors chanting outside and an over-the-top security presence inside, Siemens annual general meeting (AGM) in Munich yesterday was dominated by stern criticism, by both institutional investors and ordinary Germans, of Siemens’ decision to stick with a contract to supply signalling technology for the Carmichael … Read More

Australia’s major political parties, brought to you by fossil fuels!

February 2020 Every year, Australian governments and their departments spend billions of dollars of your money so that more coal, gas and oil can be extracted and burned. Favourable decisions include: Meanwhile, drought and extreme temperatures are fast becoming the new normal. So how has the fossil fuel industry come … Read More

Fact Check: Siemens’ attempt to justify the unjustifiable

Siemens Don't Build Adani protest banner

21 January 2020 Last week Siemens confirmed it intends to go ahead and do signalling work for Adani’s climate-wrecking Carmichael coal project rail line. Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser attempted to justify this unjustifiable decision with a public statement full of nonsense, red herrings and dodgy spin. There are a number … 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

Market Forces launches UniSuper DIVEST campaign

13 January 2020 Market Forces has joined with academics, scientists, researchers and university employees across Australia to launch a major new campaign to pressure super fund, UniSuper, to divest billions of dollars of members’ retirement savings from fossil fuel companies driving the climate crisis. To mark the start of the … Read More

Shareholders fire a shot across NAB’s bow over climate failure

18 December 2019 After record levels of shareholder support for climate risk management resolutions at ANZ and Westpac, it was NAB’s turn today to face the music over its failure to adequately manage climate risk. Since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, NAB has continued to lend heavily to … Read More

ANZ grilled on climate inaction and secret coal plan

17 December 2019 Coal lending was on the agenda two weeks before ANZ’s annual shareholder meeting in Brisbane today, as revelations hit the news that ANZ had a secret plan to slash its thermal coal mining loans by 75% (representing more than $700 million) by 2024. The secrecy of the … Read More