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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

Take action to protect our future

Take Action

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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The latest updates

 

Dirty business as usual on the Reef

Feature Story | 25 June, 2012 at 11:46

If you’re reading this you probably already know that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat because of rampant industrialisation up and down the coast.

Drawing a line in the Arctic ice

Feature Story | 22 June, 2012 at 11:31

Yesterday at the Rio Earth Summit, Greenpeace joined forces with a host of famous names to demand that the uninhabited area of the High Arctic that lies around the North Pole be legally protected and kept off-limits to the companies and...

The fate of the world’s sacred places is in all our hands

Feature Story | 18 June, 2012 at 12:16

This week, all eyes will be on Rio de Janeiro as global leaders try to chart a path for the future of our planet.

What a week! New update on the Alpha coal mine

Feature Story | 7 June, 2012 at 10:51

Whoever said a week was a long time in politics was obviously talking about the last seven days.

BREAKING NEWS: Damning UNESCO Reef verdict puts spotlight on coal ports

Feature Story | 2 June, 2012 at 9:05

Greenpeace is calling on Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to heed United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) damning verdict on the Great Barrier Reef and declare an immediate moratorium on major...

Breaking news: Queensland approves the first mega mine in the Galilee Basin

Feature Story | 29 May, 2012 at 14:54

The Queensland Co-ordinator General has given the green light to Gina Rinehart’s enormous Alpha coal project. We must stop it going ahead. This is a significant moment in the battle to save our climate and our Great Barrier Reef from the reckless...

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