Climate activist turns down Siemens board role over Australian mine deal

German climate activist Luisa Neubauer has declined an offer from Siemens’ chief executive Joe Kaeser to sit on a supervisory board off the firm’s new energy business, following controversy over an Australian mining project.

Luisa Neubauer with Greta Thunberg. Attribution: C.Suthorn / cc-by-sa-4.0 / commons.wikimedia.org

German climate activist and politician Luisa Neubauer rejected Kaeser’s offer for a seat on the Group’s soon-to-be-announced energy company’s supervisory board, after activists campaigned for climate action across 40 German cities as part of the Fridays For Future movement inspired and led by Greta Thunberg.

Kaeser met Neubauer during a meeting in Berlin on Friday (10 January). Neubauer has been a vocal critic of Siemens’ current workings with commodity trading business Adani. The companies have agreed on a

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