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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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.

Massive coal expansion in China means water scarcity for many

Feature Story | 7 August, 2012 at 15:18

China’s huge thirst for energy is going to increase the scarcity of water already threatening people in western China and Inner Mongolia.

How people power stopped a new coal power station

Feature Story | 27 July, 2012 at 15:44

Greenpeace, Environment Victoria, Quit Coal and many others united to stop the last proposed coal-fired power station in Victoria. Here's how five years of campaigning resulted in HRL's dirty coal project finally being stopped in its tracks.

Hand delivering 7000 messages

Feature Story | 27 July, 2012 at 9:56

Nearly 7000 public comments weren’t accepted by Indian conglomerate GVK about its proposed huge new coal terminal in the Great Barrier Reef. The reason: they were sent electronically and not by post. So today we delivered the messages in person...

UNESCO steps up defence of the Reef

Feature Story | 9 July, 2012 at 14:10

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has just concluded its annual meeting. Last week’s decisions on the Great Barrier Reef have profound implications for its future protection and pose some tough questions for Environment Minister Tony Burke.

UNESCO puts Australia on notice to save the Reef

Feature Story | 29 June, 2012 at 8:54

In St. Petersburg in Russia the World Heritage Committee is holding its annual meeting discussing the state of conservation of globally significant places on the World Heritage list.

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