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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5 ways you might be wasting water

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 28 April, 2014

You’re way past leaving the tap on while you brush your teeth – but here are 5 bad water habits you might still need to kick. If you’re Australian, you’re probably already a bit of a water conservation whiz. There was a time when watering your...

#AustraliansForCoal is the latest sign of an industry in values freefall

Blog entry by David Ritter | 15 April, 2014

  ‘The problem for coal is that it is the single greatest driver of climate change’. Photograph: Tim Wimborne/Reuters Originally published in The Guardian During the second world war, my dad performed his war service down the coal mines in the UK...

Twitter responds to #AustraliansForCoal

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 15 April, 2014

When the Australian Minerals Council launched their million-dollar pro-coal advertising campaign yesterday, Australians for Coal, they weren’t expecting this. They were trying to build a movement of people committed to supporting good ol’...

These 6 shocking graphs show you how bad the climate crisis is becoming

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 7 April, 2014

Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its highly anticipated report, Climate Change 2014: impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, the most comprehensive assessment of climate change to date. The report takes a...

Historic action at Maules Creek Coal Mine

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 31 March, 2014

As the global community comes to terms with the dire warning delivered today by the latest report into the impacts of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), over 150 people are taking direct action, occupying the...

Is Australia shooting itself in the foot with reef port expansions?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 19 March, 2014

  With the approval of dredging as part of the Abbot Point port expansion, Australia has given the green light to an increase in coal exports. While opposition to the plan has focused primarily on the effects of dumping dredge spoil near the...

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