What we do

Australia and the Pacific are unique and precious environments. We're (bloody) lucky to call them home. We've got a beautiful climate, rich oceans, vast forests and healthy food. Yet all of this is under threat. Greenpeace takes action to protect our natural home, now and for the future.

Stop climate change

Climate

Climate change threatens everything we hold dear – our homes, our health, our planet. Our addiction to burning coal for energy is pushing us into an urgent crisis. But safe, renewable-energy can power our future – it will be cheaper and healthier for our families and our planet. Join Greenpeace’s energy [r]evolution! Find out more

Protect ancient forests

Forests

Forests are the lungs of the earth. The air we breathe, the stability of our climate and the rich variety of life depends on forests. Yet an area of forest the size of a football field is destroyed every two seconds. Greenpeace is working to save the last remaining healthy forests from illegal and destructive logging. Find out more

Defending our oceans

Oceans

We live on Planet Ocean. Oceans cover around 70% of the planet, yet only 1% is protected from human activity. The Pacific Ocean, one of the last relatively healthy ocean ecosystems, is being plundered at an alarming rate. We’re working to transform industrial fishing practices, establish marine reserves and end all forms of whaling. Find out more

Agriculture

Food

Australia grows some of the best food in the world. But genetically modified (GM) crops are threatening our environment, our health and our food supply. We have a choice – Australia can become a GM testing ground, or we can grow the safe, healthy food we know. Greenpeace is taking action to stop the invasion of GM. We deserve food we can trust. Find out more

Reef

Reef

Australia is about to rapidly increase our coal exports and export it via the Great Barrier Reef, while the Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest point on record. The pending coal boom spells disaster for our unique and ecologically sensitive reef and for our climate. Find out more

Arctic

Arctic

There are some places on this Earth that are so important and fragile they should be protected at all costs. The Arctic is one of those places. Without a government to protect it, the Arctic is vulnerable to exploitation. Together we will call on governments and the United Nations to turn the Arctic into a global sanctuary. Find out more

 

End the nuclear age

Nuclear

Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear  power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants. Find out more

 

End whaling

Whales

For over thirty years Greenpeace has taken action to protect the gentle giants of the sea. Our work has helped end whaling in nearly every country and revived decimated whale populations. Yet whales are still not safe. Today we’re campaigning to protect whales from the many dangers they face, from ‘scientific’ whaling to climate change. Find out more

Latest news

 

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Religious Leaders Join Coal Mine Protest

Feature Story | 13 March, 2014 at 9:47

Maules Creek, Wednesday 12 March 2014: Clergy standing with protesters today at Whitehaven Coal’s controversial open-cut coal mine at Maules Creek, near Boggabri in North-West NSW.

Abbot Point approvals under the spotlight: FOI documents reveal flawed process

Feature Story | 11 March, 2014 at 13:34

Recently, we revealed that the Federal Government ignored advice by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to not dredge and dump on the Reef. Our Research and Investigations team look into how this dreadful mess happened.

Mars and P&G: one just took deforestation seriously, and the other didn’t

Feature Story | 11 March, 2014 at 10:41

Here’s how two different corporations respond to a consumers’ very real and very serious concerns… One makes a clear promise with ambitious time lines; the other continues as if it’s business as usual.

Photographs from the orangutan cemetery

Feature Story | 6 March, 2014 at 11:46

WARNING: This story contains distressing images.

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