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
World leaders are meeting this fortnight to decide how our government is tracking on its promise to save the Great Barrier Reef from spiralling coal exports.
Our leading scientists have confirmed that most of the world's coal, including Australia's, must not be used if we are to prevent global warming from getting a lot worse.
Coal threatens everything we love and treasure and we now have new research to establish this in our report "Silent Killers".
Abbot Point is at the heart of the battle to save the Great Barrier Reef from coal and climate change. Of the nine coal terminals proposed in the World Heritage Area four are proposed at Abbot Point.
Right now millions of families in India are confronting the worst drought in 40 years.
June Norman might look like your average grandma. But on 1 June 2013 she started an epic 1186 kilometre journey on foot from Cairns to Gladstone to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
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