Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to review Australia coal project

Activists protest in front of the administration building of Siemens Mobility in Krefeld-Uerdingen Germany on Jan 10 2020

Adani Enterprises is an integrated infrastructure company with businesses spanning coal trading, coal mining, oil and gas exploration, ports, multi-modal logistics, power generation, and transmission and gas distribution.

In a statement on their website, Fridays for Future said Siemens' decision was "catastrophic", and that the mine "threatens worldwide efforts to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius".

Siemens has said that it will decide on the project by Monday.

The current bushfire crisis in Australia, which has already burned more than 10 million hectares of land and killed at least 27 people and more than one billion animals "is a terrifying foretaste of the climate change future if more coal mines are dug", Slattery said.

"We should have been wiser about this project beforehand".

The strain on the German engineering large piled up as Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent, faces a disaster of unprecedented scale. More than 10 million hectares (25 million acres) - larger than the U.S. state of IN - have been destroyed by the raging fires.

A day before, Greta Thunberg, who has inspired other protesters, told her Twitter followers to help push Siemens to make the "only right decision".

German engineering giant Siemens has chose to proceed with plans to build a rail signalling system for a controversial Adani coal mine in central Queensland, a decision which has been slammed in both Australia and Germany. Please help pushing them to make the only right decision.

In December, Adani announced that "after a significant competitive tender process", Siemens had been awarded the contract to deliver rail signalling systems for the Carmichael Rail Network.

"There is practically no legally and economically responsible way to unwind the contract without neglecting fiduciary duties", he said further.

Siemens received a contract a year ago for the supply of signal technology for a railway line for the transport of coal from a coal mine of the Indian Adani Group inland.

But it has the staunch backing of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

In a July interview, fresh from winning the project, Mr Adani said his group entered Australia with goals - contributing to energy security in India and creating job opportunities for Australians. Doubling down on coal, he stated India's growth is linked to the provision of extra energy and the low-priced commodity will play a giant function. The tycoon's net worth is nearly $11 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

"I do realise, most of you would have hoped for more", Kaeser said in the statement.



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