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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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Greenpeace builds coal mine at Sydney Uni: slams Whitehaven investment

Press release | 18 September, 2014 at 12:07

Sydney, Thursday 18 September 2014: University of Sydney students were surprised to find their campus was ‘closed for coal mining’ this morning when Greenpeace activists disguised as Whitehaven Coal workers fenced off the central university...

Leard Alliance call for investigation into safety at Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Mine

Press release | 17 September, 2014 at 18:09

MAULES CREEK/Sydney, 17 September 2014 – The Leard Forest Alliance and activists at the Leard Blockade camp have called for an immediate police investigation into alleged interference with mine fuses at the Maules Creek Coal Mine.

Community groups representing 2.2 million Australians target Big Banks over investing...

Press release | 10 September, 2014 at 9:14

Australian NGOs representing 2.2 million Australians have today written to ANZ, Westpac, the Commonwealth Bank, and NAB asking them to stop investing in large coal and port expansion projects that will damage the Great Barrier Reef.

New polling shows need for extreme weather levy

Press release | 9 September, 2014 at 12:04

Sydney 3rd September, 2014. Polling conducted by Lonergan Research reveals Australians have made the link between the increase in extreme weather events and the real threat of rising insurance premiums. But of more concern to the fossil fuel...

Reaction to reports that dumping on Great Barrier Reef abandoned: Hunt should cancel...

Press release | 2 September, 2014 at 11:26

Sydney, 02 September 2014: Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed reports that coal port developers have abandoned plans to dump dredge waste from Abbot Point in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Renewable Energy Target report a kick in the guts for clean energy

Press release | 28 August, 2014 at 16:15

Following release of the Warburton review of the Renewable Energy Target, Greenpeace today urged the Abbott government to reject its recommendations and retain the target which has grown Australia’s renewables sector, built Australian jobs and...

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