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.
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
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
Australia has no shortage of big mines. But a new monster coal mine moving through the planning process in Queensland is set to dwarf all others.
Our hopes were raised slightly when we read some of the newspaper headlines on the Australian Government’s report to UNESCO about protecting the Great Barrier Reef.
On 1 February, our government will respond to world leaders on its plans to stop surging coal exports in Queensland from destroying the Great Barrier Reef.
The world is quickly reaching a Point of No Return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. Continuing on the current course will make it difficult, if not impossible, to prevent the widespread and catastrophic impacts of climate...
The world has a genuine chance to stop catastrophic climate change if Australia, China, the US and others act fast to stop the reckless expansion of dirty energy projects. These include some of the world’s biggest mines in planning right now for...
Climate change is about as tangled and terrible a problem as you could nominate. Professor Ross Garnaut called it “diabolical”. That’s a good enough word to describe the last fortnight many Australians have had to live through as the country...
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