Engineering firm GHD has officially walked away from Adani’s monstrous coal mine 🎉🙌🎊[1]

Its left Adani in the lurch – with nobody to build key parts of their project. 

And it’s all because thousands of young people (and allies) like you stepped up to demand GHD build our futures – not Adani’s mine. 

Together, we made sure GHD knew that any work on Adani’s monstrous mine would be catastrophic for our climate and our future as young people. 

We had thousands of conversations with GHD employees, and flooded their emails, phones, and social media with messages from young people. We organised engineering students (GHD’s future staff!) to write an open letter urging them to walk away from the project.

And we even rocked up at their offices, holding dozens of regular creative actions across the country to engage GHD staff in person and keep their work on Adani in the spotlight.

For six months, whether they were looking at their screens or looking out the window – GHD staff and decision-makers were hearing from you.

I’ll be honest: after the election, political experts said our campaign was doomed – that our politicians would bend over backwards to help make Adani’s mine a reality.

But we knew something they didn’t. We knew our movement is made up of tens of thousands of people just like you – people who will do whatever it takes to create a safe future free of fossil fuels.

And today we’ve proved the so-called experts and political ‘adults’ wrong. We’ve shown that when we stand together, we’re more powerful than we’ve ever been led to believe.

Here’s to never backing down,

Olivia - for the AYCC team. 

Ps - We know the fight isn’t over. We have a bold plan to take on the fossil fuel industry next year. But we can’t do it without your help – can you chip in just $5 a month to become an AYCC Champion of Change and help power our campaigns for a clean energy future?

References

[1] Global engineering firm GHD concludes work on Adani's Carmichael coal project, The Guardian, 17 December 2019.