Australia is on the frontline of the climate crisis, and our government urgently needs to take action to protect our communities by moving away from coal, oil and gas, to 100% renewable energy.
There is one crucial barrier to progress. The Minerals Council, an institution of fossil fuel lobbyists, have been blocking policy and influencing Australian politics for decades, undermining any chance at the safe climate future we deserve. We need your help in weakening this group, to limit their ability to undermine action on climate change.
Rio Tinto, one of the world’s biggest mining companies, says they are a leader in the industry on climate. Yet, by being a member of the Minerals Council, they are part of the problem. Their departure would massively weaken this group of pro-coal lobbyists.
Sign the petition and together we'll build up pressure on their board and leadership in the lead up, and deliver this petition at their AGM on May 7.
The truth is, Australia will never be able to tackle climate change while the Minerals Council and their members have a stranglehold over our politics. Rio Tinto has a chance to stand up and make a decision which side of history they want to be on.
As long as the Minerals Council blocks action on climate change, it should be just as dangerous to associate your business with them as it is to do business with tobacco, guns, gambling or asbestos. It’s the end of the fossil fuel era - and while the Minerals Council backs polluters, instead of the minerals we need for the transition to renewable energy - they’ll continue to block action on climate change.
It's time for Rio Tinto to Cut All Ties with the Minerals Council of Australia, proving to their shareholders and all of us that they are committed to a safe climate future.