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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China coal use falls, bringing carbon dioxide emissions down too

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 1 June, 2015

Official data from China shows coal use continuing to fall precipitously – bringing carbon dioxide emissions down with it. The data – which comes months before crucial climate talks in Paris – means China has cut emissions during the first four...

UNESCO draft decision: The Barrier Reef is not listed as in danger, but the threats...

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 1 June, 2015

Post by Jon C. Day, James Cook University, originally appeared in The Conversation The draft decision by UNESCO and IUCN proposes not to list the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) World Heritage Area as “in danger”, but it does put Australia on notice.

The Rainbow Warrior visits Vanuatu

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 29 May, 2015

It’s been a big few weeks for the Rainbow Warrior in Vanuatu. Below are some beautiful images from where she is delivering supplies to the outer Islands effected by Cyclone Pam in March. A mixture of repairs, supply deliveries and village life...

The Rainbow Warrior arrives in Tanna Island

Blog entry by Matisse Walkden-Brown | 29 May, 2015

Seeing the sun coming through my cabin’s porthole early on Wednesday morning was a very welcoming wake-up call. I knew that this meant land ahead. Captain Mike had predicted an early arrival to Tanna Island and I was more than ready for some...

The Reef is fine – except it’s not

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 24 March, 2015

The Australian government is running a PR campaign to convince the world that the Great Barrier Reef is fine – most recently inviting international journalists to take a guided tour of the Reef. With a 50% decline in coral cover since 1985, we...

Where in the world is all the water? 8 facts about coal and water

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 22 March, 2015

Why do we so rarely talk about coal’s impact on already scarce water resources in Australia and around the world? This World Water Day, let’s take a good look at one of the most important questions facing the human population right now: Where is...

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