Siemens claims to support the Paris Agreement, but now it is committed to work on one of the world’s biggest carbon bombs.

In response to the announcement in Germany that Siemens has affirmed its contract to provide rail signalling services for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Senior Campaigner Christian Slattery said:

“Siemens’ announcement that it will continue working on Adani’s coal mine while bushfires rage in Australia is nothing short of shameful.

“The company has shown its true colours with this decision. It has a climate change policy, but it is hollow and empty.

“Sadly, Siemens has shown it is no better than the fossil fuel companies it works with.

“If constructed, the infrastructure for Adani’s mine will open the Galilee Basin to one of the largest expansions of thermal coal mining on the planet.

“Siemens claims to support the Paris Agreement, but now it is committed to work on one of the world’s biggest carbon bombs.

“The unfolding bushfire crisis in Australia, which has killed at least 28 people and more than one billion native animals is a terrifying foretaste of the climate change future if more coal mines are dug.

“The campaign to Stop Adani will not be deterred by this announcement. Our movement is strong, united and stretches across the world.”

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