Cooper Energy following 4°C global warming path

Chevron offshore gas

7 November 2019 In response to questioning at the company’s annual general meeting today, Cooper Energy confirmed it has “set its future operations against” a 4°C global warming scenario. Cooper’s 2019 Sustainability Report stated the company is developing scenarios to assess climate-related risks and opportunities, which it says are based … Read More

Choked by Coal: the Carbon Catastrophe in Bangladesh

New analysis shows China, UK and Japan driving 63-fold coal power expansion in Bangladesh Media Release: 6 November 2019 Massive coal-based power expansion in Bangladesh is set to propel it into the ranks of the world’s worst polluters, says a major new report out today. The expansion not only threatens … Read More

Suncorp faces heat at its AGM as losses mount on climate impacts

Brisbane, 26 September 2019 The climate crisis dominated Suncorp’s annual general meeting in Brisbane today, from the Chairman and CEO reporting losses from extreme weather events, shareholders bringing personal stories of how climate impacts are destroying their lives, right the way through to the last item of business – a … Read More

Suncorp: The last major Australian insurer supporting new coal

Bush fire in Queensland

11 April, 2019 One of Australia’s biggest insurance companies has ended up being the last major insurer still open to providing insurance to (underwriting) new thermal coal projects. Suncorp, which owns brands AAMI, GIO, APIA and Just Car, was put into this embarrassing position after competitor QBE announced an end … Read More

Incitec Pivot: 4°C warming = selling more fertiliser

December 2018 Incitec Pivot is an Australian multinational corporation that manufactures fertiliser, explosives, chemicals, and delivers mining services. At its annual general meeting yesterday, chairman Paul Brasher was asked if the board support the goals of the Paris climate agreement. Brasher refused to take a stance saying: “Our position is … Read More

Karoon Gas: not quite the environmentalist it claims to be

An offshore oil rig

30 November 2018 “We are at heart environmentalists,” CEO Robert Hosking of oil explorer and soon-to-be producer, Karoon Gas told shareholders at today’s annual general meeting in Melbourne.  The company, which is about to drill an offshore oil well in Peru that has a CO2 emissions potential of 110 million tonnes … Read More

Climate a hot issue at Bluescope Steel’s annual general meeting

Welding at steel mill

23 November 2018 “Our targets are based on the… Australian [emissions] requirement” chairman John Bevan told shareholders at Bluescope Steel’s annual general meeting (AGM) today in Sydney, where climate change was a hot topic. Whilst acknowledging support for the global Paris climate accord, the steel manufacturing giant said its emissions … Read More