Open letter to GHD

Dear Board of Directors of GHD- 

We are writing to you as young engineering, architecture, and science students who strongly believe that our professions play a crucial leadership role in building a safe climate future for our generation.

We are concerned to hear that GHD has existing contracts to work on the Adani Carmichael mine & rail project. If Adani’s Carmichael coal & rail project proceeds, it will open up the Galilee Basin and if all the coal in the Basin is burned it would release 705,000,000 tonnes of carbon each year.(1)

As the next generation of engineers, architects and scientists we are asking you to focus on building our future, not Adani’s mine or rail. This means rejecting future work on Adani's mine or rail project and prioritising work that will create a safe and sustainable future for young people.

Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to our generation and we aim to work for firms that are dedicated to being a part of the solution, not furthering the problem. 

We hope to see GHD publicly respond to our concerns before December 2019.

Yours sincerely,

 

(1) Will Steffen, Galilee Basin: Unburnable Coal, Climate Council, 2015 https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/uploads/af9ceab751ba2d0d3986ee39e1ef04fd.pdf 

Young people have been calling for GHD to build our future, not Adani's mine or rail.

As possible future employees, we want to make sure GHD are hearing from young engineering, architecture, and science students who want to work for firms that are dedicated to being a part of the solution, not furthering the problem. 

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