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Labor’s emissions target a step in the right direction, more needs to be done

Press release | 27 November, 2015 at 13:03

Sydney, 27 November 2015 - Greenpeace has welcomed Labor leader Bill Shorten’s promise to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 is a good first step, but says more needs to be done.

Greenpeace calls for investigation into top Australian coal companies over climate risk

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 15:33

Sydney, 19 November 2015 - Greenpeace International is calling for an Australian government investigation into coal companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange after finding most of them have not disclosed the risks to their business...

Protesters demand justice for Brazilian mining disaster victims at BHP AGM

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 12:55

Perth, 19 November 2015 - Despite forewarning and a global trend of similar catastrophes, two of world’s largest mining companies didn’t act to prevent disaster.

Greenpeace blasts senate recommendation to amend environmental protection law

Press release | 18 November, 2015 at 18:14

Sydney, 18 November 2015 - The Turnbull government is wrecking its fledgling environmental credentials by continuing to support changes to Australia’s environmental legislation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Greenpeace CEO to defend independence of conservation groups at parliamentary inquiry

Press release | 17 November, 2015 at 12:20

Sydney, 17 November 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter will defend the independence of conservation groups at a federal parliamentary inquiry today into their charitable status.

Greenpeace says Australia courting nuclear disasters with permanent dump

Press release | 13 November, 2015 at 10:07

Sydney, 13 November 2015 - Creating a permanent nuclear waste dump will invite a toxic nuclear legacy that Australians will have to deal with for generations, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Powershop wins greenest energy supplier again in 2015 Green Electricity Guide

Press release | 13 November, 2015 at 9:34

Sydney, 13 November 2015 – Powershop and Diamond Energy were ranked as Australia’s greenest energy suppliers for the second year running in the country's only independent and unbiased ranking of household electricity suppliers.

Greenpeace mourns deaths of Richard and Carolyn Green

Press release | 10 November, 2015 at 13:33

Sydney, 10 November 2015 - Greenpeace today mourns the deaths of passionate environmentalists and artists, Richard and Carolyn Green, and their friend, notable documentary filmmaker John Davis, who were killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday.

2015 is on course to see the largest fall in coal consumption in history

Press release | 10 November, 2015 at 10:54

Berlin, 9 November 2015 - A groundbreaking report by Greenpeace International shows that global coal consumption is heading for the biggest decline in history.

Greenpeace lauds crucial Carmichael legal challenge

Press release | 9 November, 2015 at 11:50

Sydney, 9 November 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific applauds the crucial legal challenge to the Carmichael megamine that was lodged today by the Australian Conservation Foundation.

PM Turnbull should follow Obama’s footsteps on Keystone by rejecting Carmichael coal mine

Press release | 7 November, 2015 at 10:16

Sydney, 7 November 2015 – President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline offers an opportunity for Malcolm Turnbull to cancel the Carmichael coal mine and establish Australia as a leading country in tackling climate change.

TPP environmental provisions a major disappointment

Press release | 6 November, 2015 at 12:30

Sydney, 6 November 2015 - Reacting to the text of the Environmental Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, Emma Gibson, Head of Program for Greenpeace Australia Pacific said:

Greenpeace thumbs up to NAB for $18bn commitment to address climate change

Press release | 5 November, 2015 at 14:03

Sydney, 5 November 2015 - Greenpeace welcomes the National Australia Bank’s announcement that it supports a 2 degree climate change target and will commit A$18bn over the next seven years in financing activities to help address climate change and...

CommBank announcement on climate change demands shift away from coal financing

Press release | 5 November, 2015 at 10:30

Sydney, 5 November 2015 – The Commonwealth Bank’s announcement on climate change today is a key indicator that fossil fuels no longer make any financial or environmental sense, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Greenpeace tells coal bosses: hands off Australians’ tax money

Press release | 31 October, 2015 at 15:50

Sydney, 31 October 2015 — Greenpeace activists were surprise guests at the Australian mining industry’s annual awards bash last night to deliver a message to coal bosses: hands off Australian taxpayers’ money.

Nuclear option nonsensical, given Australia’s abundant renewable energy

Press release | 29 October, 2015 at 11:46

Sydney, 28 October 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific has slammed a call from Australia’s next Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, for a renewed debate on the option of nuclear power as part of the country’s energy future.

Qld govt keen to dredge Reef World Heritage Area for a coal mine

Press release | 27 October, 2015 at 14:20

Brisbane, October 27, 2015 - The Queensland government today moved a step closer to putting the Great Barrier Reef at risk by lodging paperwork with the Federal Government to dredge the sea floor in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area for...

Greenpeace demands details on Carmichael loophole

Press release | 20 October, 2015 at 9:40

Brisbane, 20 October 2015 - Greenpeace today challenged Environment Minister Greg Hunt to reveal who wrote the conditions for approval of Adani's Carmichael megamine after revelations they can be changed by the coal company.

Greenpeace issues warning over ship with radioactive waste en route to Australia

Press release | 16 October, 2015 at 14:34

Sydney, 16 October 2015 - A cargo ship with sub-par safety standards that is carrying nuclear waste and bound for Australia is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, Greenpeace Australia Pacific warned today.

Reapproval of Carmichael mine ‘a bad idea on every level’

Press release | 15 October, 2015 at 15:14

Brisbane, 15 October, 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific today condemned the federal government’s decision to reissue approval for the biggest new coal mine in Australia — Adani’s highly controversial 28,000-hectare Carmichael coal mine in...