We’ve received a tip that coal baron Gautam Adani is trying to elbow his way in and secure a primetime speaking spot at the upcoming UN climate summit.
The COP summit is a place for world leaders, experts and representatives from the frontlines of the climate crisis to come together and work on solutions. The people who should be centre stage are those fighting for climate justice -- not a billionaire businessman who wants to open up one of the biggest new coal mines in the world.
As host of the summit, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has final say on who gets a speaking spot. Adani is throwing his weight around, but if enough of us turn up the pressure on Johnson we can get him booted off the program.
Tell Boris Johnson that the COP summit should be for climate solutions, not corporate greenwash!
Adani already talked his way into the Global Investment Summit in the UK this week, a summit meant to encourage renewable energy investments. And to add insult to injury whilst there the UK’s Science Museum announced Adani as the sponsor of their new climate change gallery which will focus on energy transitions away from fossil fuels!
If Adani gets his way, he’ll have two opportunities to have the undivided attention of investors and world leaders where he can greenwash his corporation and distract everyone from the billions he’s pouring into fossil fuel projects. It’s no wonder he’s going on a reputation rehab tour. Because Adani’s track record is terrible:
- The Adani Group was responsible for a coal ship sinking off the coast of Mumbai that devastated beaches, marine life and the livelihoods of locals working in tourism.
- Adani’s Godda coal power station in India will displace thousands of Indigenous Adivasi people, and has already resulted in villages, crops and burial sites being destroyed.
- The Adani Group has given millions to a Myanmar military-controlled corporation accused of human rights violations.
- And most notoriously of all, the Adani Group is trying to build one of the biggest new coal mines in the world. The Carmichael mine in northern Australia does not have the consent of the Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodians and would send coal-laden ships right through the Great Barrier Reef.
The UK Government should be giving speaking platforms to people like the Pacific Climate Warriors who are travelling to the UK to stand up against the fossil fuel industry.
Add your name to the petition demanding Prime Minister Johnson commits to not giving Adani a platform to greenwash their business!
Adani was meant to start shipping coal from the Carmichael mine years ago. But the coal mine still isn’t operational because of the Wangan and Jagalingou people, the Adivasi people, and thousands of SumOfUs members like you, standing up to the mining giant and convincing over 100 companies not to invest in or work with Adani.
So now Adani is desperately scrambling for platforms to greenwash his business to try and fix his crumbling reputation.
But not if tens of thousands of SumOfUs members like you speak up and expose Adani’s unscrupulous scheming to charm Prime Minister Johnson, and force the UK Government to ban the coal baron from the investor and climate summits.