Super fund targets dirty dozen firms

Original article by Joanna Mather, Tom McIlroy
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 6 : 22-Feb-19

The Climate Action 100+ investor group has more resources companies in its sights after its lobbying compelled Glencore to restrict its annual coal production to current levels. Australian companies in the sector that it will target include BHP, Rio Tinto, South32 and Woodside Petroleum, as well as other listed companies such as Woolworths, Qantas and Adelaide Brighton. Andrew Gray of industry fund AustralianSuper is a member of the Climate Action 100+ group’s global steering committee.

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CLIMATE ACTION 100+, GLENCORE PLC, BHP GROUP LIMITED – ASX BHP, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, SOUTH32 LIMITED – ASX S32, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL, SANTOS LIMITED – ASX STO, WOOLWORTHS GROUP LIMITED – ASX WOW, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, ADELAIDE BRIGHTON LIMITED – ASX ABC, BORAL LIMITED – ASX BLD, AGL ENERGY LIMITED – ASX AGL, ORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED – ASX ORG, BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED – ASX BSL, AUSTRALIANSUPER PTY LTD, WASHINGTON H SOUL PATTINSON AND COMPANY LIMITED – ASX SOL, NEW HOPE CORPORATION LIMITED – ASX NHC, WOOD MACKENZIE, DALIAN PORTS GROUP, TRIBECA INVESTMENT PARTNERS PTY LTD, TERRA CAPITAL PTY LTD, ADANI MINING PTY LTD, QUEENSLAND RESOURCES COUNCIL LIMITED, CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MARITIME, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, INVESTOR GROUP ON CLIMATE CHANGE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, HSBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED, IRCANTEC, MANULIFE ASSET MANAGEMENT, HEALTH EMPLOYEES’ SUPERANNUATION TRUST AUSTRALIA LIMITED, CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING UNIONS’ SUPERANNUATION FUND, AMP CAPITAL INVESTORS LIMITED, BT FINANCIAL GROUP PTY LTD, COLONIAL FIRST STATE GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

Nation to burn past coal quota

Original article by Peter Hannam
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 12 : 9-Jan-15

A study by University College London assesses the limits on carbon emissions needed to ward off dangerous climate change. The research finds that for increases in worldwide temperatures to remain within two degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels, 82 per cent of global coal and 50 per cent of gas reserves must stay unmined. Julien Vincent of Market Forces says the study suggests that Australia will soon surpass the level of coal output with which a stable climate can cope, it it has not already

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH, ADANI ENTERPRISES LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, MINERAL COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY