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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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Killing the Reef with coal: 3 questions Minister Burke needs to answer

Feature Story | 3 April, 2013 at 12:05

ABC’s 4Corners program “Gas leak!” revealed major flaws in the assessment of coal seam gas projects in Queensland. This is not an isolated case – last year, Environment Minister Tony Burke called the environmental assessment for the huge Alpha...

We have won before

Feature Story | 13 March, 2013 at 10:13

In 2011, thirty years after the event, Queensland state cabinet documents were released that showed the then-Premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, was totally opposed to the World Heritage declaration of the Great Barrier Reef. Why? Because his...

At what cost?

Feature Story | 13 March, 2013 at 9:06

Imagine if our air was so dirty it led to the deaths of 10,000 kids under the age of five every year from respiratory problems, or so filthy that it gave 20 million Australians asthma. Imagine if air pollution killed between 80,000 and 115,000...

Almost seven years have passed since the Rainbow Warrior visited Newcastle on the NSW...

Feature Story | 12 March, 2013 at 16:13

Since then, coal shipments passing out of Newcastle’s harbour between Nobby’s Head and Stockton break wall have risen higher and higher. For too long local residents have been suffering the consequences of the growing coal shipments.

The building of the new Rainbow Warrior

Feature Story | 12 March, 2013 at 13:36

Our newest ship, the Rainbow Warrior, is an icon of non-violent direct action for a green and peaceful future.

‘Angry Summer’ made worse by climate change

Feature Story | 4 March, 2013 at 16:18

Everyone’s been talking about the summer of 2012/13 being the wildest one yet. And in a country of flooding rains and burning plains, it takes extremely wild weather for people to sit up and take notice.

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