German engineering group Siemens will meet its contractual obligations from a controversial coal mining project in Australia's outback despite criticism from climate activists including Greta Thunberg.
Australia is burning, but Siemens has decided not to renounce plans to help build a controversial mine in the country. Climate activists are up in arms. Rightly so, says Malte Rohwer-Kahlmann.
Siemens' support for Adani's coal mine in Australia has outraged environmentalists, but it's not a unique case. Hundreds of companies and countries around the world are planning to expand their coal activities. But why?
Siemens intends to honor a controversial contract to supply signaling systems to an Australian coal mine. DW's Henrik Böhme says this was the right decision for the moment, but the incident shouldn't be repeated.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has urged supporters to pressure Siemens over its plan to supply equipment to a coal mining operation. Another activist rejected the company's offer to put her on the Siemens Energy board.
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