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Australia: Standard Chartered quits coalmining project in the Great Coral Reef

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Author: 绿色和平

…绿色和平欢迎渣打银行终于…宣布退出极具争议的澳洲卡米尔煤矿开发项目…绿色和平英国、香港、台湾办公室以及其他环保公民团体,接连以非暴力直接行动要求渣打银行撤出卡米尔煤矿项目,并在全球获得超过12万人联署支持…绿色和平资深企业项目顾问李詠心表示:「…渣打银行的决定,是阻止卡米尔开发案的关键,澳洲政府应对此结果有所警惕,重新思考是否要继续支持破坏环境的化石产业。」…

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Author: 綠色和平

…綠色和平歡迎渣打銀行終於…宣布退出極具爭議的澳洲卡米爾煤礦開發項目…綠色​​和平英國、香港、台灣辦公室以及其他環保公民團體,接連以非暴力直接行動要求渣打銀行撤出卡米爾煤礦項目,並在全球獲得超過12萬人聯署支持…綠色和平資深企業項目顧問李詠心表示:「…渣打銀行的決定,是阻止卡米爾開發案的關鍵,澳洲政府應對此結果有所警惕,重新思考是否要繼續支持破壞環境的化石產業。」…

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10 August 2015

Australia: Big win for the Reef: Standard Chartered choses coral over coal!

Author: Sebastian Bock, Greenpeace (UK)

…Immediately after the big announcements in Australia, Greenpeace supporters all over the world emailed Standard Chartered’s CEO to tell him to clean up the bank’s act and get out of the Reef as well. The next day Greenpeace activists rebranded Standard Chartered’s ATMs all over Hong Kong, sending a clear message that people around the globe were watching.

…We sent a detailed briefing to many of the bank’s biggest investors explaining to them why they should ask Standard Chartered to cut its ties to this mega coal mining project that could destroy the Reef. And then on Monday it all paid off: Standard Chartered announced that they would no longer help to get this monster mine off the ground.

…Not only would the rail and port infrastructure that is needed for mine directly threaten the Great Barrier Reef. The emissions from the coal that was meant to be dug up are absolutely staggering…With Standard Chartered walking away from the project, the company trying to build the mine now has no bank left helping them to actually come up with the money to pay for the construction…

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