Australia coal mine Adani: Fridays against Siemens

for the First time, students are protesting in Germany are coordinated against a group: Siemens, because of its involvement in Australia's coal mining industry

Australia coal mine Adani: Fridays against Siemens

for the First time, students are protesting in Germany are coordinated against a group: Siemens, because of its involvement in Australia's coal mining industry.

Brisbane, Australia, protests against the construction of the Adani-Carmichael coal mine photo: Dan Peled/imago images

On Friday, the students*to demonstrate the inside of Fridays for the Future in at least 20 locations in Germany against Siemens. While in Australia long ago, the Bush fire raged, has given to the group in December to participate in the construction of the controversial Adani-Carmichael coal mine in the Australian state of Queensland. Siemens has a contract for the supply of signalling equipment for the railway line, on which coal is transported.

"Siemens prides itself in order to want by 2030 in a climate-neutral, and supports in the same breath, the construction of a coal mine, the operation of which compliance with the climate targets of quasi-would make it impossible," wrote Friday for the Future in a message.

Adani is one of the largest coal mines in the world, and from five underground mines and six opencast sites a year to provide support for up to 60 million tons of coal. The transportation of fuel is also threatening the famous Great Barrier Reef.

Rolling Stone magazine has called the Mine the "craziest energy project in the world". Siemens power according to the agencies, no information on the volume of the order. The dpa writes, in the group to assume that it was a comparatively manageable size.

earlier in December, the Siemens chief Joe Kaeser had responded to protests and on Twitter wrote, he'll take the Concerns seriously and would look at the matter carefully. "The views and decisions may change, or not. But you deserve an answer,“ said Kaeser at the time. Siemens has not commented on taz-request to the editorial deadline for this, as to when this response should be available now.

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Fridays for Future activists have already spoken to General meetings of companies such as RWE, Lufthansa, VW and Deutsche Bank, to the Manager,*pushing the inside to more climate protection. "We want to now build pressure on decision-makers," says Carla Reemtsma, spokesperson of Fridays for the Future. It was the first Time that the pupils from Germany coordinated for a Protest against a group.

Updated Date: 07 January 2020, 14:00

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