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
We are witnessing a great moment in history. The announcement yesterday of a carbon price marks the start of a plan that will power Australia into the future.
Stand back and marvel at this incredible first step.
According to a new Greenpeace-commissioned research paper from ANU, almost half of the emissions reductions required to meet Australia’s 5% climate target could be achieved using sub-prime offsets from the land sector.
Lu Guang, a photographer commissioned by Greenpeace China, has taken third place in the ‘spot news’ section at the World Press Photo awards – arguably the most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world.
Governments chose hope over fear at talks ending in Mexico over the weekend and put the building blocks back in place for a global deal to combat climate change.
Unlike Copenhagen, the 2010 international climate meeting Cancun has begun in Cancun, Mexico with little fanfare – but vital issues are still very much on the table.
Tens of thousands of supporters of the annual Walk Against Warming snaked their way through the capital cities yesterday to remind the incoming Government that climate change should remain a top priority.
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