Siemens: Don't help Adani fuel the climate crisis

Siemens has sided with Adani over the Australian community, ignoring pleas from thousands of Australians, including bushfire survivors, to protect lives, health and the climate by saying No to Adani.

This isn't over. 

Our pressure is getting to Siemens and they've started blocking emails coming through our online tool. Please contact Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser directly at joe.kaeser@siemens.com.

Tell Siemens' CEO Joe Kaeser that his decision to provide rail signalling for Adani's climate-wrecking coal project while Australia burns through a coal-fuelled climate crisis is simply indefensible. To give your email the best chance of getting through, don’t use the word Adani in the subject line and refer to “rail signalling for the railway line servicing the Carmichael mine” in the email body.

TALKING POINTS

  • Siemens is ruining its reputation by siding with Adani instead of the Australian people. Australians are on the frontlines of climate change as huge climate induced bushfires impact upon millions of people, yet Siemens has sided with Adani and their climate-wrecking coal project. Adani’s coal project will throw more fuel on the fire, make climate change worse and lead to more devastating bushfires. 
  • Siemens climate policy is meaningless while it helps Adani to build their climate-wrecking mega mine and open up one of the largest unexploited coal reserves on earth. 
  • Siemens will come under more pressure over this appalling decision. Australian businesses and residents who are grappling with climate change impacts are outraged and Simens can expect them to agitate against this shameful decision at their AGM and into the future. 
  • Siemens has ignored that fact that the vast majority of Australian’s oppose the Adani coal project and that the #StopAdani movement has built the largest climate campaign in Australian history. Siemens has based its decision on the opinion of Resources Minister Matt Canavan who has close family ties to the coal industry.
  • Siemens' claim that the Adani Carmichael mine was approved by the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners is outrageous and wrong. The W&J Traditional Owners have never given their free, prior and informed consent to Adani’s mine and have run a long and courageous campaign to defend their ancestral lands and waters from Adani’s coal mine. Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners have fought Adani in the courts and are continuing to resist Adani despite Adani bankrupting W&J senior spokesperson Adrian Burragubba and filing a court order making W&J people trespassers in their own country.
  • Siemens claim that it has retained the right to pull out of the project if Adani violates ‘very stringent environmental conditions’ completely ignore Adani’s appalling environmental track record. Adani is a serial offender when it comes to breaching environmental conditions, and is currently in court for breaking QLD laws. Adani’s coal port at Abbot Point has already led to coal sludge pollution in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and nationally significant Caley Valley wetlands. If Siemens are genuinely committed to best environmental practice they should pull out of the project immediately.  
  • The best thing Siemens could do to help bushfire affected communities would be to rule out working on climate wrecking coal projects. Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser has asked Siemens Australia to come up with a proposal on how the company can help rebuild destroyed infrastructure in coastal and regional communities but his decision to help build Adani’s mega coal project is a kick in the guts for fire affected communities who are demanding action on climate change and that means stopping new coal projects.