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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We got a glimpse into past, present and future of the Reef. And it’s not pretty.

Feature Story | 13 December, 2013 at 15:36

Just 80 km east of Gladstone sits a little-known, idyllic tear drop in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Area, Heron Island. Home to nesting turtles and black noddy birds, it’s also the location of a ground-breaking research facility that shows...

The industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef

Feature Story | 13 December, 2013 at 13:00

In weighing up the interests of the Great Barrier Reef against those of transnational coal companies, Greg Hunt decided it was more important to protect the latter, writes David Ritter.

An open letter to NSW farmer Phil Laird: Greenpeace stands with you

Feature Story | 12 December, 2013 at 17:08

NSW farmer Phil Laird is fighting to protect Maules Creek from a company wanting to dig an open-cut coal mine. If he will have us, we will answer his call and add our name to his struggle

This terrible plan is one step further to killing our Great Barrier Reef for good

Feature Story | 10 December, 2013 at 21:50

On 10 December, new Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved a massive and destructive dredging project at Abbot Point, just 50km north of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.

Follow live as the Greenpeace Esperanza tours Queensland to map risks to the Reef

Feature Story | 3 December, 2013 at 11:13

The Esperanza, one of our three campaigning ships, is coming to Australia in December! She’ll travel up the Queensland coast during 6-16 December 2013.

The last of the Arctic 30 gets bail

Feature Story | 29 November, 2013 at 9:17

Amazing news! On Thursday evening, Colin Russell was in court in St Petersburg to appeal the decision that he should not be released on bail. Not even four minutes after we learned that his hearing had started, news came that Colin had been...

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