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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Finding heart in a melting Arctic

Feature Story | 21 September, 2012 at 11:53

Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise and her crew are right now in the Arctic to bear witness to a record taking place. This is not a record to celebrate but one that sounds a warning bell. This week the Arctic sea ice reached the lowest level on...

Report: Alarming new findings for our climate & our Reef

Feature Story | 18 September, 2012 at 11:30

This week, the Arctic ice sheet melted to its lowest extent in human records – the result of an increasingly warming climate. Australia’s biggest contribution to global warming is our coal exports. While the Arctic ice reaches historic lows,...

LIVE: New action to stop Russian oil giant Gazprom's oil platform in Arctic

Feature Story | 27 August, 2012 at 14:58

A short while ago, seven Greenpeace International activists, including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo, headed toward Gazprom's giant drilling platform in the Russian Arctic for the second time in three days. The activists, in two high-speed...

BREAKING: A huge new coal mine approved

Feature Story | 23 August, 2012 at 17:10

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has just approved the Alpha coal project in Queensland. If built, it would be as big as any coal mine operating in Australia, and marks the beginning of opening up the Galilee Basin to enormous coal...

Communities are sick of coal: Greenpeace welcomes PM’s attention to impacts of coal dust

Feature Story | 9 August, 2012 at 14:02

Thursday 9 August 2012: Greenpeace has welcomed comments by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Newcastle yesterday acknowledging the growing concern in coal-affected communities about the impact of coal dust on human health and is calling for a halt...

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature Story | 7 August, 2012 at 20:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

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