Adani: No customers, no finance, but still a threat

In a television interview overnight, the son of Gautam Adani, Karan, claimed that financial close had been reached for the Carmichael coal mine. We need to treat this information carefully. On one hand, it was part of an interview containing several other inaccuracies about the status of the Carmichael mine’s … Read More

Risks all round from Adani’s Abbot Point sale plans

23 May 2018. Adani’s plans to sell down their stake in the Abbot Point coal export terminal, with the assistance of investment bank Rothschild, are a win for the Carmichael mega mine project and a clear threat to the campaign to stop it, say environmental finance advocates Market Forces (“Adani looks … Read More

Embattled AMP stands firm over new climate denier chairman

10 May 2018 Acting AMP chief executive Mike Wilkins today dismissed deep concern over incoming chairman David Murray’s controversial views on climate change at the financial services company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Melbourne.  Wilkins affirmed his backing for Murray, an outspoken climate sceptic, during a fiery question-time session in which furious shareholders grilled the board over revelations of … Read More

QBE faces massive shareholder pressure at AGM

Australia’s biggest insurer and fossil fuel underwriter QBE Insurance admits it needs to manage climate change risks much better but rejects shareholder vote for action. 3 May 2018 Today a shareholder resolution calling on QBE to disclose the risks to its business from climate change was backed by 18.6% of … Read More

EFIC supporting Adani Carmichael

Adani has failed to attract private finance to its proposed Carmichael mine and rail project, becoming increasingly reliant on public funding to proceed. The company has already attempted to use the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to secure a publicly-funded loan – this was vetoed by the Queensland Government in 2017. … Read More

AECOM: “Like a dentist handing out candy”

It’s getting lonely for Adani in their destructive quest to build the Carmichael coal mine and railway line. Twenty-eight major banks across four continents have now stated they will not lend money to the project. Adani’s construction partner Downer EDI has walked away. Most recently, Aurizon, Australia’s most experienced coal … Read More

Media release: Fourth major Chinese bank walks away from Adani mega mine

Wednesday 13 December, 2017: China Merchants Bank today provided a statement to environmental finance campaigning group Market Forces, confirming it will have no part in the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine. The bank replied to a letter outlining an array of concerns with the proposed project and the corporate record … Read More

Westpac rules out Abbot Point terminal

8 December 2017 Westpac today all but confirmed it would not refinance the Abbot Point coal terminal, striking another blow to the crippled Adani coal mine. Climate related questions dominated the opening of question time at the bank’s annual general meeting in Sydney, revealing a lack of awareness around its … Read More

Embassy confirms: no Chinese money for Adani

6 December 2017 In a massive blow for both the Adani company and the Australian Government, the Chinese embassy has confirmed that no Chinese money will be invested in Adani’s Carmichael coal project. China’s rejection of Adani comes despite Deputy Primer Minister Barnaby Joyce and Trade Minister Steve Ciobo making … Read More

Chinese banks rule out Carmichael coal mine!

Most Australians won’t know about the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China or China Construction Bank. They are massive – among the biggest commercial banks in the world by assets.  All three banks are also current lenders to China Machinery Engineering Corporation, the company Adani has been … Read More