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

 

PM given green light to cancel coal funding

Feature Story | 14 September, 2011 at 15:21

Prime Minister Gillard has been given a chance to stop a dirty coal project that would undermine all she has said and done on climate change.

ANZ’s energy policy review

Feature Story | 3 August, 2011 at 11:30

Will this be the end of ANZ’s investments in new coal power? ANZ is now reviewing its policy towards investing in 'sensitive sectors', including energy and mining. Ask ANZ to rule out financing new coal power stations in Australia.

At last…a plan was hatched

Feature Story | 11 July, 2011 at 14:22

After years of debate and argy-bargy, the federal government has finally announced a climate change package. Greenpeace Australia was in the Parliament House lockdown in Canberra yesterday poring over the details and here’s our take on what was...

Head of Greenpeace comes to Oz

Feature Story | 24 June, 2011 at 9:51

Kumi Naidoo is fresh out of a Greenland jail for protesting against Arctic oil drilling. He arrives on Australian shores early July for the first time as Executive Director of Greenpeace International.

Big polluters get their carbon tax bill

Feature Story | 17 June, 2011 at 13:30

It’s time we refocused the carbon pricing debate back on what really matters: making the big polluters responsible for the environmental damage they cause.

Coal train stopped in tracks

Feature Story | 8 June, 2011 at 11:46

Greenpeace activists obstruct a coal train at Mount Arthur coal mine owned by BHP Billiton – one of Australia’s most polluting companies – in the Hunter Valley.

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