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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New environment minister appointment a huge blow for the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 18 July, 2016 at 16:43

Sydney, 18 July 2016 – Responding to the appointment of Josh Frydenberg as minister for energy and environment, Greenpeace senior climate and energy campaigner Nikola Casule said:

Federal election reaction: Greenpeace calls on Turnbull to fix climate mistakes

Press release | 11 July, 2016 at 8:15

Sydney, July 11 2016 - Malcolm Turnbull must now use his mandate to reverse the damage to Australia’s climate change policies and answer community calls for action, said David Ritter, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s CEO.

Greenpeace boats protest at PM Turnbull's Pt Piper home over climate change

Press release | 26 June, 2016 at 14:44

Sydney, 26 June 2016 – Greenpeace protesters on boats in Sydney Harbour this afternoon unfurled a banner outside Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper mansion urging the prime minister to “Choose the reef, not coal”.

Greenpeace targets Malcolm Turnbull at electorate office to urge action on climate...

Press release | 24 June, 2016 at 9:33

Sydney, 24 June 2016 – Greenpeace climbers have scaled streetlights in front of Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate office and hung a banner warning the prime minister his legacy will be the devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

Turnbull’s $1bn fund not enough to protect the reef, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Press release | 13 June, 2016 at 11:20

Brisbane, 13 June 2016 – Responding to Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement for a $1bn fund to protect the Great Barrier Reef, Greenpeace Australia Pacific reef campaigner Shani Tager said:

Greenpeace urges Australia to take responsibility for its coal exports ahead of Alpha...

Press release | 7 June, 2016 at 10:06

Brisbane, 7 June 2016 – As the Queensland Court of Appeal considers an appeal over the proposed Alpha/GVK mine in the Galilee Basin, Greenpeace urges Australia to take responsibility for its coal exports.

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