Siemens will back controversial Australian coal project: CEO Joe Kaeser

German engineering group Siemens said on Sunday it will fulfil its contractual obligations to a controversial coal mining project in Australia's outback, despite criticism by climate activists including Greta Thunberg. Siemens was awarded a contract last year to provide signalling technology for a railway line to transport coal from a coal mine run by India's Adani Group in the outback.

The German company had said it would decide by Monday on its involvement in the project. On Saturday Thunberg called for Siemens.

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