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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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MAP: Abbot Point

Feature Story | 13 June, 2013 at 9:32

Abbot Point is at the heart of the battle to save the Great Barrier Reef from coal and climate change. Of the nine coal terminals proposed in the World Heritage Area four are proposed at Abbot Point.

Water woes in drought-hit Maharashtra, India

Feature Story | 4 June, 2013 at 9:52

Right now millions of families in India are confronting the worst drought in 40 years.

How many grandmas do you know who’d walk 1168 km for the planet?

Feature Story | 27 May, 2013 at 8:57

June Norman might look like your average grandma. But on 1 June 2013 she started an epic 1186 kilometre journey on foot from Cairns to Gladstone to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Coal is killing India's poor

Feature Story | 21 May, 2013 at 14:13

Big coal wants you to believe that fossil fuels will lift India's poor out of poverty.

Carbon dioxide reaches levels never seen by humans

Feature Story | 14 May, 2013 at 10:20

The levels of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. The last time levels were this high global average temperatures eventually reached 3 or 4C° higher than now, the polar...

Over 10,000 people stand in solidarity for action against coal

Feature Story | 1 May, 2013 at 9:32

On Wednesday 24 April, an international team of six activists boarded a fully-loaded coal ship bound for South Korea as it left the Great Barrier Reef.

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