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Licence to kill

Report | 21 October, 2013 at 15:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

Greenseas comes last in Greenpeace’s 2017 ranking of canned tuna

Press release | 13 April, 2017 at 16:40

Greenpeace is calling on Woolworths to drop Greenseas canned tuna from its shelves, following the release of its 2017 Tuna Guide today.

Greenpeace’s Head of Pacific Net slams Australia for selling out its Pacific neighbours

Press release | 12 April, 2017 at 13:14

“Australia - you are either with the coal industry, or with the Pacific”, said Greenpeace’s Head of Pacific Net Matisse Walkden-Brown in response to this week’s lobby trip by Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to meet the CEO of the...

Back-to-back bleaching events show urgent need for government action on climate change

Press release | 9 April, 2017 at 14:44

Sydney, 10 April 2017 - Our leaders are failing the to address the root cause of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef with a new report showing their inaction has seen two-thirds of the coral hit by back-to-back events.

Plan to use giant pump to cool Great Barrier Reef shows why we should throw cold...

Press release | 6 April, 2017 at 11:48

Friday, April 7, 2017: A proposal to pump cold water to areas of the Great Barrier Reef most affected by coral bleaching shows how dire the situation has become, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Hazelwood closure highlights the need for federal planning for transition away from coal

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 17:47

TUESDAY March 28, 2017: The Federal Government must plan for a safe and fair transition for Australian communities to renewable energy rather than funnel public money into the dying coal industry.

100 people converge on Commonwealth Bank HQ demanding it dump coal investments

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 17:44

Sydney, Monday, 27 March 2017: Hundreds of community activists converged on CommBank’s headquarters in Darling Harbour this morning, urging the bank to stop playing with their future by investing billions of dollars in coal.

Fields of dead or dying coral seen in new Great Barrier Reef footage

Press release | 28 March, 2017 at 14:39

Sydney, 24 March 2017 - For the first time, the devastating coral bleaching striking the Great Barrier Reef has been captured with close range UAV footage, released today by Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Report: With new data showing the world moving away from coal power Australia must...

Press release | 28 March, 2017 at 14:00

WEDNESDAY March 20, 2017: New research highlighting the decline of coal worldwide combined with recent bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef should serve as a wakeup call to stop using taxpayers’ money to prop up a dying industry.

Prime Minister needs to come clean and admit coal obsession driven by politics

Press release | 31 January, 2017 at 14:57

Sydney, 1 February 2017:

Greenpeace: Turnbull’s preposterous coal dogma smashed by record heat

Press release | 18 January, 2017 at 14:57

Sydney, 19 January 2016: Responding to the finding that 2016 was the hottest on record, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner, Nikola Casule, said:

Solar panel display on Parliament House lawn marks Paris Agreement ratification

Press release | 10 November, 2016 at 10:58

Canberra, 11 November 2016 – A display of solar panels was set up by Greenpeace Australia Pacific on the Parliament House lawn this morning to mark Australia’s ratification of the Paris climate agreement.

Paris Agreement ratification demands huge climate u-turn from Australian govt

Press release | 9 November, 2016 at 10:30

Sydney, 10 November 2015 – Responding to Australia’s ratification of the Paris climate agreement, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s climate and energy campaigner Shani Tager said:

Greenpeace asks Turnbull 'to keep our promise' as Paris enters into force

Press release | 2 November, 2016 at 19:30

“Signatures on a document are not enough. The targets in the agreement are very ambitious, and can only be met if the vast majority of Australian coal, oil and gas is left unmined and unburned. The question for Malcolm Turnbull is: Will we keep...

Greenpeace calls on Senate to reject lawfare moves

Press release | 24 October, 2016 at 13:20

Sydney, 25 October 2016 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s CEO, David Ritter, today called on members of the Australian Senate to reject any attempt to reduce access to justice for people who care about nature and the climate.

Historic lawsuit on Arctic oil drilling gives Australia pause for thought

Press release | 17 October, 2016 at 21:33

Oslo, 18 October 2016 – An unprecedented legal case was filed against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea.

Greenpeace welcomes BP's withdrawal from the Great Australian Bight

Press release | 10 October, 2016 at 14:58

Sydney, 11 October 2016 – Responding to BP’s decision to abandon its oil exploration program in the Great Australian Bight, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Oceans Campaigner, Nathaniel Pelle, said:

New Bight oil permit makes mockery of crucial debate

Press release | 6 October, 2016 at 18:28

Today’s announcement of a new oil exploration permit off South Australia - and the prospect of several other oilfields opening up - heightens the debate over BP’s controversial 2016 drilling plans in the Great Australian Bight.

BP's Bight plans just too dangerous to be approved

Press release | 27 September, 2016 at 17:30

Sydney, 28 September 2016 - The latest knockback to BP’s plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight signals their project is full of holes and too dangerous to be approved, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

US/China Paris Agreement ratification leaves Australia in the dust on climate action

Press release | 2 September, 2016 at 23:02

Sydney, 3 September 2016 – Responding to the joint announcement that China and the United States have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Program Director, Dominique Rowe, said:

Greenpeace boats protest at PM Turnbull's Pt Piper home over climate change

Press release | 25 June, 2016 at 16:44

Sydney, 26 June 2016 – Greenpeace protesters on boats in Sydney Harbour this afternoon unfurled a banner outside Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper mansion urging the prime minister to “Choose the reef, not coal”.

Greenpeace demands rainforest protection at the Australian headquarters of...

Press release | 18 April, 2016 at 13:00

Sydney, 18 April 2016 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific activists this morning are visiting the Australian headquarters of global companies, PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson to demand urgent action to break the link between palm oil...

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