Adani has announced that Siemens has been awarded a contract to deliver rail signaling systems for the rail line to its Carmichael mine – a coal project that would open up the Galilee thermal coal basin to mining and add hundreds of millions of tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere.
The Adani Carmichael coal mine is the most environmentally and socially contentious project in Australia’s history, and the object of years-long international controversy and resistance. It would have dire consequences for the climate, with emissions from the coal burned over its lifetime equivalent to eight years of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. The fact that it would act as a gateway project, opening up an entirely new thermal coal basin containing billions of tonnes of coal, makes its potential climate impact even greater.
It would increase shipping and industrial activity in the already stressed Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. And the traditional owners of the land on which the mine would be dug, the Wangan and Jagalingou, continue to oppose the project.
To get its disastrous, climate-wrecking coal project off the ground, one of the things Adani needs is the signalling work for the rail line connecting its disastrous coal mine to the existing railway network.
So far, 61 companies have publicly declared that they will not work on the Carmichael project. Any company associated with this climate-wrecking project faces massive reputational risks including being the target of the immense public opposition to Adani’s Carmichael project; risks that are not worth taking as responsible companies turn their backs on coal.
Siemens – you have the power to stop Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine in its tracks. Do the right thing and say NO to Adani.