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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Civil society acts as the IPCC reports

Press release | 31 March, 2014 at 8:02

Maules Creek, Monday 31st March 2014: As the global community comes to terms with the dire warning delivered today by the latest report into the impacts of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), over 150 people...

‘Arctic 30’ activists and freelance journalists jailed in Russia to take case to...

Press release | 18 March, 2014 at 9:42

Amsterdam/Sydney 18 March 2014 --- The group of Greenpeace activists and freelance journalists who collectively became known as the ‘Arctic 30’ yesterday, including Australian Colin Russell and permanent residents Alex Harris (Sydney) and Jon...

Anglo Coal abandons Reef destroying project. Time for Jeff Seeney to do the same.

Press release | 7 March, 2014 at 17:30

Brisbane, Friday 7 March, 2014: With yet another company walking away from the destructive AP-X development at Abbot Point, Greenpeace is calling on Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney to cancel the project in order to safeguard the health of the Great...

Indian coal giant Adani flouts Australian environment laws, risks endangered finch

Press release | 5 March, 2014 at 9:48

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt should use his powers to immediately order an investigation into the potential impacts of exploration activities by Indian coal giant Adani on an endangered Australian finch at the site of a proposed...

Senate Inquiry means work must stop at Maules Creek and on projects threatening the...

Press release | 4 March, 2014 at 16:07

4 March, 2014: In light of today’s announcement concerning a Senate Inquiry into the use of environmental offsets and the integrity of the process, Greenpeace is calling on the Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, to order all work on Whitehaven’s...

FOI docs reveal Minister Hunt ignored GBRMPA advice to not dredge and dump on Reef

Press release | 3 March, 2014 at 6:28

Sydney, 3 March 2013: New documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show the Federal Environment Minister Mr Greg Hunt ignored clear advice from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) that dredging and dumping...

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