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5 May 2015

Elsa Lee, Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists protest Standard Chartered’s role in Reef wrecking coal mine

Twenty Greenpeace Hong Kong activists took action at Standard Chartered's Hong Kong headquarters today...urging the bank to end its association with one of the world's largest coal mines threatening the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef..."Standard Chartered must live up to its own sustainability policies and follow other global banks that are distancing themselves from this destructive mega coal mine"...Standard Chartered is currently advising the coal miner Adani, which plans to develop the Carmichael mine in Australia and expand the Abbot Point coal port in north-east Australia by dredging up millions of tonnes of seafloor in the World Heritage Area...