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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Direct Action: an invoice to future generations

Press release | 29 October, 2014 at 18:19

Sydney 29 October, 2014. “Legislating the Direct Action plan is to climate policy what abolishing the criminal code is to law and order – a recipe for chaos,” according to Greenpeace campaigner, Nic Clyde.

Environment Minister fast-tracks coal expansion on Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 29 October, 2014 at 16:27

Brisbane, 29 October 2014: Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has fast-tracked the approval of the world’s biggest coal port in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef today, ignoring impacts on the Reef and the adjacent internationally...

Australian banks under scrutiny as world’s top investment banks rule out financing...

Press release | 28 October, 2014 at 9:58

Tuesday, 28 October, 2014, Sydney: On the back of news today that some of the largest investment banks in the world are distancing themselves from financing the controversial Abbot Point coal port expansion, CEOs of Australian environmental...

New report reveals the cost of doing business without social licence

Press release | 28 October, 2014 at 9:15

Sydney 28 October 2014. An historic alliance has gathered on the day of the Whitehaven Coal Company’s (WHC) AGM to launch a major new report detailing the extent to which this controversial coal company has forgone a social licence to operate and...

Sydney Uni alumni call for divestment from Whitehaven Coal

Press release | 22 October, 2014 at 7:57

Sydney, Wednesday 22nd October: Over 400 Sydney University alumni have today published an open letter in the University’s paper, Honi Soit, calling on Vice Chancellor Michael Spence to uphold the reputation of Sydney University and sell all of...

LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the...

Press release | 10 October, 2014 at 9:00

Friday 10 october, 2014: Following a Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement [1] this morning committing to ‘not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell’. This decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration...

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