Macquarie fails to commit to coal and gas phase outs

30 July 2020 Major Australian financial institution Macquarie was today challenged over its involvement in the coal and gas industries, and the risks this poses to shareholders, communities and the environment. Macquarie claims its “lending exposures to [the coal] sector are limited and we expect them to run off over … Read More

Media release: Fossil fuel lending by Australian banks tops AU$35bn

New Market Forces analysis – Funding Climate Failure Wednesday 8 July, 2020: Despite repeated pledges and policies to the contrary, Australia’s big four banks have once again increased funding to the expansion of the fossil fuel industry over the past year. The figures mean fossil fuel lending has topped $35.5 … Read More

Adani looking for Abbot Point investors

12 March 2020 Adani is asking investors to back the Abbot Point coal export terminal for the next seven years through a new bond. With take-or-pay contract protection now largely expired, whoever invests is placing a massive bet about the Carmichael coal project going ahead, but some key aspects of … Read More

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

Urgent: Tell HSBC to withdraw from Payra coal port

31 Jan 2020 Use the form on the right to email HSBC telling the bank to withdraw from Payra Port. UK-headquartered HSBC is arranging finance for the dredging of Payra coal port in Bangladesh. Among other commodities, this port would import 20 million metric tons of coal for eight proposed … 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

Siemens chooses Adani over a safe climate

In a statement, Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser restated his company’s support for the Adani Carmichael project, a mine that would open up a massive new thermal coal basin. Over 60 companies have so far refused to finance or work on Adani’s disastrous coal export project, which threatens the rights of … Read More