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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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Thousands unite to Save the Reef

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 10 February, 2014

Growing up in suburban Melbourne and Sydney, I’ve always considered the Great Barrier Reef a faraway treasure. Though I’ve never visited, images of colourful coral, pristine beaches and curious wildlife flood my mind when I think of our national...

Shell's Arctic Albatross

Feature Story | 31 January, 2014 at 12:04

A little over ten years ago, Shell decided to invest in a lucrative new project - drilling in the melting Arctic ocean off the Alaskan coast. Now, the picture looks rather different.

Abbot Point Dredging – Who’s really to blame?

Feature Story | 30 January, 2014 at 3:00

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s approval for dumping of dredge spoil at Abbot Point is a blow for the Reef, but the campaign doesn’t end here! Conditions on the approval mean dredging is unlikely to start until 2015, giving us time...

Blockade swells to over 100 at Australia’s largest new coal mine

Blog entry by Julie Macken | 28 January, 2014

This morning, the blockade to stop the Maules Creek coal mine and protect Leard State Forest has swelled to over 100 people. We have closed down Whitehaven’s access to the site, and construction work inside. People in their 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s and...

Losing Nemo

Blog entry by admin | 23 January, 2014

Written by Nicole Ghio, Sierra Club International Climate Program Nemo at the Export-Import Bank of the United States on Wednesday, Jan. 22  After his stop in Los Angeles, everyone’s favorite cartoon clownfish, Nemo, continued his tour of the U.S...

You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 23 January, 2014

I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched me and the arrival of the other notorious 29 new prisoners through their cell windows. It was pitch black outside, but the prison was alive.

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