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

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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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Renewable Energy Target report a kick in the guts for clean energy

Press release | 28 August, 2014 at 16:15

Following release of the Warburton review of the Renewable Energy Target, Greenpeace today urged the Abbott government to reject its recommendations and retain the target which has grown Australia’s renewables sector, built Australian jobs and...

Time for Abbott to Renew his Thinking on Electricity

Press release | 27 August, 2014 at 10:50

Following news today that the Prime Minister’s hand-picked Review Panel has recommended options including scaling back or abolishing Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (“Review Calls for Slow End to the RET”, p 3 Australian Financial Review...

Greenpeace welcomes Sydney University’s move away from dirty investments and urges...

Press release | 27 August, 2014 at 10:28

Sydney, Wednesday 27 August 2014: Greenpeace welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the University of Sydney that it will “make no further investments in the coal and consumable fuels subsector of the ASX,” including the controversial company...

University of Sydney acknowledges Whitehaven Coal shares problematic

Press release | 25 August, 2014 at 15:58

Sydney, Monday 25 August 2014: Greenpeace is urging the University of Sydney to listen to the community and dump its shares in Whitehaven Coal following the announcement today that the university is reviewing its investment policies and has...

Greenpeace calls on Pru Goward to resist Whitehaven Coal pressure to approve a new...

Press release | 22 August, 2014 at 10:03

Thursday 21 August 2014, Sydney: Revelations have come to light today that controversial company Whitehaven Coal has begun a process to seek approval for a new Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) before the full case on the legality of their...

University of Sydney caught out funding destruction of Indigenous heritage sites,...

Press release | 19 August, 2014 at 8:59

Sydney, Tuesday 19 August 2014: Revelations the University of Sydney has $1 million invested in Whitehaven Coal and its controversial new coal mine at Maules Creek has left farmers, Aboriginal Elders and environmentalists shocked.[1]

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