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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Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Feature Story | 14 April, 2014 at 11:50

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy, and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to report that global...

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...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic Sanctuary

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 13 March, 2014

Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic. It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our movement of over...

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.

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