Right now, the Indian mining giant Adani is calling upon The Commonwealth Bank to help them finance the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the first step in unlocking nine mega coal mines in Australia’s Galilee Basin. Greenpeace estimates if all the Galilee Basin mines are developed to their maximum potential, 705 million tonnes of CO2 would be released each year. That’s nearly double Australia’s current annual emissions.
It’s time to step things up and put CommBank’s reputation on the line — either they heed our call and publicly rule out their involvement OR they face a creative & unrelenting campaign. Other banks have already rejected this project – CommBank must do the same.
Join with thousands, taking part in hundreds of actions at dozens of branches around the country and the world as we Raise the Heat on CommBank from 19-23 May! (only one day in NYC May 21st)
TIMELINE OF WHAT WE WILL BE DOING IN NYC
Thursday, May 21st
– 4pm Gather at Australian Consulate – 150 E 42nd St, NY 10017
– 4:30 pm walk to CommBank – 599 Lexington Ave # 1701, (@55nd St) NY 10022
– 4:45 Rally at CBA till 5:30