Large-scale, detrimental fossil-fuel projects (think Adani’s Carmichael coal mine) need one key thing in order to go ahead. Funding. But where does this funding come from? Well, in a lot of cases, it comes from banks.
As people and governments around the world are starting to act on climate change, the Norwegian government is moving in the opposite direction – opening up the remote Arctic for new oil drilling and putting people’s lives at risk.
Commbank has today released its notice of annual general meeting. They have devoted an entire three pages out of the fifteen substantive pages of the document defending their woeful climate change policy and multi-billion-dollar support for fossil fuels.
After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying to avoid responsibility. In 2011, Indigenous and peasant villagers won an $9.5-billion compensation judgement in Ecuador. Chevron, despite accepting jurisdiction in Ecuador to avoid a US jury trial, refused to pay.
ReachTEL conducted a survey of 1,669 residents across Australia on behalf of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. The survey on Australian’s attitudes towards nuclear weapons was conducted during the night of 13 September 2017.