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ANZ is a major sponsor of the Australian Open: a cultural highlight that promotes fitness, community, and the importance of getting outside. ANZ is also a funding new and expansionary coal, oil or gas projects, which are turbocharging the climate crisis and putting our sports at risk.

This is not a game. ANZ has a climate problem.

Due to increasing heatwaves, the Open and other matches are at risk of cancellation, our champions and fans at risk of heatstroke.

They need to hear from you that you want to see ANZ shift the billions of dollars they are responsible for out of burning and digging fossil fuels and into solutions that will protect us from droughts, floods and heatwaves.

Add your name to the petition.

To ANZ:

"As concerned citizens, customers, shareholders, and employees, we call on ANZ to stop financing the digging and burning of fossil fuels. The first steps are:

  1. divesting from thermal coal by 2030 or earlier;
  2. divesting from oil & gas in line with the Paris climate agreement;
  3. not investing in new or expansion coal, gas & oil projects.

Burning fossil fuels is the biggest driver of climate damage. We are concerned about the climate crisis and want action."

 


Latest Supporters

Susana 2020-10-29 15:12:26 +1100
Jo 2020-10-29 15:11:27 +1100
Has ANZ buried it’s head in the sand
Edward 2020-10-29 15:11:07 +1100
Divesting all ANZ Accounts
Paul 2020-10-29 15:10:44 +1100
Zac 2020-10-29 15:10:15 +1100
ANZ – you are only fooling the gullible…
Peter 2020-10-29 15:10:08 +1100
ANZ Stop funding in any coal, gas or oil projects, they are destroying the earth
Angela 2020-10-29 15:10:02 +1100
Lilian 2020-10-29 15:09:40 +1100
Judith 2020-10-29 15:08:10 +1100
A BIG announcement from ANZ bank on climate policy, but a failure to divest from BIG coal financing. ANZ has a Climate Problem!
Meredith 2020-10-29 15:07:34 +1100
Abdullah 2020-10-29 15:07:20 +1100
Valerie 2020-10-29 15:07:19 +1100
What good is a “roaring” economy if our children do not have clean water to drink or clean air to breathe?
Ruth 2020-10-29 15:06:50 +1100
I temporarily have multiple investment loans with the ANZ , BUT Ethically I will be refusing to continue to do business with the ANZ if they continue to be THE Bank that remains uncaring and out of touch with what our future needs are…
Graham 2020-10-29 15:06:31 +1100
Glad to help apply pressure that will help to preserve the planet
Rod 2020-10-29 15:06:16 +1100
Catherine 2020-10-29 15:06:03 +1100
I would like to think that the bank I trust with my money would have values in line with caring with the planet we all must look after.
Shirley 2020-10-29 15:05:52 +1100
Elaine 2020-10-29 15:03:50 +1100
David 2020-10-29 15:03:27 +1100
Joanne 2020-10-29 15:03:20 +1100
Toni 2020-10-29 15:03:13 +1100
Here is an opportunity now for ANZ bank to get into the forefront of climate change, But do you have the courage?
William 2020-10-29 15:01:55 +1100
Guy 2020-10-29 15:00:18 +1100
As an ANZ shareholder and customer I’m considering changes if action is not taken to remedy this situation.
Paul S G 2020-10-29 14:58:38 +1100
absolute classic bank short-sided madness to bank roll fossil fuel
Ray 2020-10-29 14:58:32 +1100
You should be ashamed of yourselves, still backing fossil fuel companies when the whole world knows that these exacerbate climate change and that there is just as much money to be made from investing in renewable energy which is environmentally friendly
Estelle 2020-10-29 14:58:11 +1100
I am deeply disappointed in ANZ’s disingenuous proclamation that it will no longer fund new coal mines only when Australia’s coal export markets have achieved net-zero emissions.

Science tells us (Hansen et al (2008) “Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim?”, https://benthamopen.com/contents/pdf/TOASCJ/TOASCJ-2-217.pdf) that the world should stop all burning of fossil fuels before the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere rises to 350 parts per million.

Trouble is, this safe operating limit was breached in 1989 – decades before low-cost renewable technologies that could replace all coal and gas for power generation were developed – and the situation is only getting worse. This means the world, including Australia and all the nations that buy coal and LNG from Australia, need to totally cease using coal and LNG as rapidly as possible.

The Good News is, renewables are now lower cost than new coal (let alone gas), even when you include the cost of the batteries that renewable intermittency requires (ref https://theconversation.com/pumped-hydro-isnt-our-energy-future-its-our-past-146989)

Opposition to this dire necessity is certainly not in the best interests of ANZ shareholders, customers and board members, and especially of the children of these shareholders, customers and board members.

Instead, what ANZ should be doing is financing just transitions – in particular, installation of renewable power-generating equipment – wind turbines, and solar farms.

For the sake of your own children, who will have to care for you when you are old and helpless and endure whatever climate and environment you bequeath them, please bring forward this change of direction.

Yours faithfully,
David Arthur
Maryborough, Qld, 4650
David 2020-10-29 14:57:16 +1100
Will never bank with ANZ…bad for the planet, bad for business
Alicia 2020-10-29 14:55:39 +1100
Don’t be a fossil – it’s time to divest from fossil fuels!
Mary 2020-10-29 14:55:38 +1100
Clive 2020-10-29 14:54:47 +1100