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Ogilvy and Greenpeace join forces to raise awareness of global warming

Press release | 26 April, 2017 at 12:07

Drops of water will slow down in real time and even drip backwards for shoppers outside Pitt Street Mall in Sydney as part of an installation to raise awareness of climate change.

Latest scheme to create mirror clouds a symptom of government’s inaction on bleaching...

Press release | 26 April, 2017 at 9:16

Sydney, 27 April 2017: The government’s failure to take effective action to protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change is forcing tourism operators and scientists to consider increasingly extreme measures, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.

Major win as Greenseas goes FAD-free following public outcry

Press release | 26 April, 2017 at 9:13

Sydney, 27 April 2017: Greenpeace today welcomes the commitment by Greenseas to end their use of destructive fishing practices in sourcing their tuna, following a public outcry.

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:

Greenpeace ‘Horrified at random killing of marine life’ and call for non-lethal...

Press release | 16 January, 2017 at 13:17

Sydney, 17 January 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific says new figures on marine life killed by nets through the NSW shark meshing programme are horrifying and show the need for non-lethal options, which could prove more effective at protecting...

Greenpeace: Turnbull should emulate Obama, Trudeau after BP exit

Press release | 21 December, 2016 at 14:14

Sydney, 22 December: Greenpeace has called on Malcolm Turnbull to show leadership and stop Great Australian Bight oil drilling following BP’s final withdrawal of its bid and US and Canadian decisions yesterday to end Arctic oil drilling.

Leaked BP report sparks concerns over safety

Press release | 13 December, 2016 at 11:32

Sydney and London, 13 December 2016: BP’s withdrawal from the Great Australian Bight this October was an even luckier break than previously thought, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific today after The Financial Times and Energydesk published...

Greenpeace welcomes ban on plastic bags in Queensland

Press release | 24 November, 2016 at 17:21

Sydney, 25 November 2016 – Responding to the Queensland state government’s ban on single-use plastic bags from 2018, Greenpeace campaigner Samantha Wockner said:

NSW wildlife culling “against national interest”

Press release | 17 November, 2016 at 12:24

Sydney, 18 November 2016: Greenpeace Australia Pacific has slammed the legal ‘exemption’ granted this week to allow installation of shark nets at New South Wales north coast beaches.

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:

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