#StopAdani groups in Melbourne call on GHD to make New Year’s resolution for no further work with Adani's coal
WHAT: Theatrical action calling on engineering firm GHD to sign a declaration that they will not bid for any further work on Adani’s Carmichael coal mine.
WHEN: 12.30pm - 1.30pm, Wednesday December 11th
WHERE: GHD’s Melbourne office, 180 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
PHOTO OP: A crowd hosting a new years party with mocktails, people with colourful signs, banners and party supplies will gather at the GHD office. The crowd will demand GHD sign a giant printed New Year's resolution committing to no further work on Adani’s Carmichael Coal mine in central Queensland. Good Quality photos available here.
Claudia Lang, spokesperson for the Stop Adani Moreland group said: “If we have any chance of limiting global warming to safe levels, coal in the Galilee Basin must stay in the ground. GHD has been Adani's longest serving contractor. We are hopeful that if GHD has finished its current work on the Adani coal mine they will have no issue showing leadership and publicly commit to no further work on this disastrous coal project and any of its supporting infrastructure.”
“Australians are living with the impacts of the climate crisis. Hundreds of homes have been lost to bushfires in the last month and millions of people are choking on hazardous air laced with bushfire smoke. The last thing we should be doing is throwing more fuel on the fire by opening new coal mines.”
“We’re calling on GHD regain their social license by backing the views of the majority of Australian’s and joining more than 60 companies by committing to no work with Adani on the Carmichael coal and rail project.”
Engineering company GHD has worked with Adani on the controversial Carmichael coal project for a decade. GHD has publicly stated that all current contracts with Adani will expire in early December but have not ruled out future work on the coal project.
Over 60 companies have refused to be involved with the Adani Carmichael coal project due to its massive contribution to global warming, the devastating impacts on Queensland’s water and because the vast majority of Australians are opposed to it.