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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Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Feature Story | 14 April, 2014 at 11:50

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy, and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to report that global...

Religious Leaders Join Coal Mine Protest

Feature Story | 13 March, 2014 at 9:47

Maules Creek, Wednesday 12 March 2014: Clergy standing with protesters today at Whitehaven Coal’s controversial open-cut coal mine at Maules Creek, near Boggabri in North-West NSW.

Abbot Point approvals under the spotlight: FOI documents reveal flawed process

Feature Story | 11 March, 2014 at 13:34

Recently, we revealed that the Federal Government ignored advice by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to not dredge and dump on the Reef. Our Research and Investigations team look into how this dreadful mess happened.

New FOI documents show expert advice to not dredge and dump on the Reef was ignored

Feature Story | 3 March, 2014 at 15:10

NEWSFLASH: A man is strongly advised by his doctor to give up smoking, or cause irreversible damage to his health. After hearing the news, he meanders down to his corner shop and buys a pack of 25s.

Concerns about Great Barrier Marine Park Authority Board swept under the carpet

Feature Story | 25 February, 2014 at 11:44

Last year Greenpeace’s Investigations Unit took a fine tooth comb to minutes of meetings of the board of the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority (GBMPA). What we uncovered looked fishy.

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.

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