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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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The latest updates

 

All eyes on Minister Hunt as Reef dredging decision falls due

Press release | 18 December, 2014 at 14:33

Thursday, 18 December, Brisbane: Environment Minister Greg Hunt faces a make or break decision for the Great Barrier Reef over the next few weeks, as the public comment period on controversial dredging and dumping in the heart of the Great...

First coal from Whitehaven mine: 18 months late, $4B lost, train blocked

Press release | 15 December, 2014 at 11:28

As UN global climate talks conclude in Lima, a non-violent direct action has halted the first train load of coal coming from the controversial Maules Creek coal mine, on its way to Newcastle’s Kooragang Island coal export terminals.

Why is Minister Hunt rushing Reef destruction plans?

Press release | 10 December, 2014 at 10:53

Brisbane, 10 December 2014: Greenpeace is shocked that Environment Minister Greg Hunt is fast-tracking destructive coal port plans which endanger the Great Barrier Reef. Minister Hunt has allowed just ten days for public comment on proposals to...

Worlds’ largest private-sector coal miner dumped by Norway’s largest pension fund

Press release | 2 December, 2014 at 12:27

December 2, 2014, Sydney: Norway’s largest pension fund manager, KLP, announced it will dump investments in 27 coal companies overnight, including shares in Peabody Energy Corp – the world's largest private-sector coal company with extensive...

Greenpeace ramps up Sydney Uni divestment push

Press release | 20 November, 2014 at 6:55

Thursday 20 November: Greenpeace is today launching a public advertising campaign calling on Sydney University to divest from Whitehaven Coal – as the controversial company’s share price dive-bombs.

Taxpayers to be slugged with bill of destructive Reef infrastructure

Press release | 17 November, 2014 at 11:00

Brisbane, 16 November 2014: Queensland taxpayers could soon be slugged with the bill of destroying their own Great Barrier Reef, under an outrageous plan outlined by Premier Campbell Newman today at G20 negotiations, said Greenpeace.

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