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Climate

We want to live our lives to the full, while keeping our planet healthy and beautiful so our children can do the same. Revolutionising the way we use and produce energy is not only necessary; it is the safest and easiest way to protect our way of life. It’s time we chose a clean energy future.

Stop climate change

Stop reckless coal developments in the Great Barrier Reef

Coal exported from Australia, when burnt, creates more greenhouse gas emissions than every other source of emissions in Australia combined. Right now, Australian mining companies are planning to double coal exports. This drives climate change even harder at a time when Australians are suffering its effects: extreme weather, bush fires, flooding and more.

Greenpeace is working to halt the reckless expansion of coal exports by stopping new export terminals proposed for the Great Barrier Reef coast. Read more

End the age of coal

End the age of coal

Globally, the investment in the renewable energy industry is overtaking fossil fuels like coal. If the world fails to stop the last generation of coal power being, global climate change goals will not be reached. This is good news for people in China and India, where air pollution from coal power stations is killing thousands and sucking vital water sources dry.

Greenpeace is speaking out in support of clean energy initiatives around the world by promoting a future that does not rely on fossil fuels for energy.  Read more

Take action to protect our future

Take Action

We can choose the world we want to live in today and the world we leave for our children tomorrow. Use your power as a citizen, voter, consumer and friend to create a clean energy future. Join us in taking action today.

 

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Understanding climate science in 10 easy steps

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 30 October, 2014

The latest United Nations report on climate change is about to be finalised, written by thousands of scientists. The report is VERY important, but also a bit dull. What we really want to know is: How bad is climate change? And what can we do...

On the fast track to Reef destruction

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 29 October, 2014

The Great Barrier Reef is a national icon. It’s a place people all over the world travel to Australia to see. It’s the world’s largest reef. Now all of this is at risk. It’s an absolute outrage that the Government would allow Indian mining giant...

10 reasons why funding reef destruction is bad for business

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 29 October, 2014

Amazing news for the Reef! One of the world’s top investment banks Citi – has joined Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Barclays by stating they will not fund Reef destruction by financing the new Abbot Point coal terminal. If...

How 30 Climate Warriors took on the world’s biggest coal port

Blog entry by Rosie Dickison | 24 October, 2014

It’s no secret that I am an emotional person, and that nothing inspires me more than people standing up for what they believe in. Last week, as the Pacific Climate Warriors led a flotilla in the world’s largest coal port – even the most...

How green are Australians?

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 21 October, 2014

Many of us are making conscious efforts to lessen our impact on the earth. From our diet, to the things we buy, to the way we get to work – there’s a lot we can do to tread lightly on the environment. Recently, Greenpeace Australia Pacific began...

Top 10 reasons why Carmichael mega mine is a REALLY bad idea

Feature Story | 23 July, 2014 at 11:00

Environment Minister Greg Hunt approves Carmichael, the biggest ever coal mine in Australia - a mine so huge it needs its own coal terminal dug right out of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

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