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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Greenpeace calls for explanation after Great Barrier Reef removed from UN climate...

Press release | 27 May, 2016 at 11:04

Brisbane, May 27 2016 - Reacting to the news the Australian government intervened in the UNESCO climate change report, Shani Tager, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Reef Campaigner, said:

Australia's contribution to climate change worsening overall

Press release | 20 April, 2016 at 17:48

Sydney, 21 April 2016 - Australia, the world’s largest coal exporter, will export a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide in its coal this year, erasing the few benefits of meeting its weak Paris target and worsening its contribution to global climate...

93% of the Great Barrier Reef hit by bleaching

Press release | 20 April, 2016 at 11:56

Brisbane, 20 April 2016 - The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from an unprecedented level of bleaching, with only 7 percent of the Reef free from the impacts of climate change, driving home the need for the Australia to go coal-free, Greenpeace...

Greenpeace reaction to likely Australian federal election

Press release | 19 April, 2016 at 11:14

Sydney, 19 April 2016 - Reacting to the double dissolution trigger and the likely announcement of the federal election on July 2, 2016, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s climate and energy campaigner, Nikola Casule, said:

Insanity of more coal - Qld approves mining lease for Carmichael

Press release | 3 April, 2016 at 11:55

Brisbane, April 3 2016 - The Queensland Government’s approval of a mining lease for Australia’s biggest coal mine while the Great Barrier Reef is suffering its worst bleaching in over a decade is indefensible, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said...

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people –...

Press release | 22 March, 2016 at 12:34

Sydney, 22 March 2016 – The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and conflicts over water, according to a new...

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