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Diplomatic Bully: Australia’s Climate Obstruction In The Pacific Revealed

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 8:43 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Australia uses diplomatic strong-arm tactics to water down outcomes in Pacific climate negotiations and buy silence on climate change, a new investigation from Greenpeace Australia Pacific has revealed. Greenpeace’s new report, Australia: Pacific Bully ... More >>

Australian Net-zero Deal: Government Plans To Expand Coal, Gas Use And Exports

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 3:40 pm | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

SYDNEY , Oct 26 2021 - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s pledge that net zero emissions will not lead to a decrease in the use or trade of coal and gas reveals that his government has no plans to change its role as a key blocker of global ... More >>

Pacific At Peril Under Current Climate Policies, New Commitments Still Inadequate: Report

Monday, 9 August 2021, 5:49 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

SYDNEY , Aug 9 2021 - Current climate policies mean the world is on course for up to 3.9 degrees of heating, which would see a number of Pacific Island countries go under the ocean due to sea level rise, according to a new report released today by ... More >>

No Thanks To Morrison On Climate From Australia Or The Pacific

Friday, 23 April 2021, 10:56 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

“Once again the Federal Coalition Government has made a mockery of Australia on the world stage when it comes to climate change. While other major economies around the world are dramatically ramping up their ambitions, Australia is lagging behind. More >>

Australia Doesn’t Make The Cut Of The Climate Ambition B-league

Sunday, 13 December 2020, 1:59 pm | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Global climate ambition is not enough and the world is still not on track to meet the Paris Agreement climate targets, delegates at this weekend’s Climate Ambition Summit have been warned - and Australia wasn’t even invited. “Even the B-league ... More >>

World Could Heat Up To 3.9 Degrees By 2100 On Current Policies, Putting Future Of Pacific Islands At Dire Risk

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 6:06 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Under current policies, the world is projected to heat by a median estimate of 2.9 degrees by 2100, with a possible range of 2.1 to 3.9 degrees Celsius, according to a new report by Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Pacific nations are already facing ... More >>

Great Barrier Reef Suffers Most Widespread Bleaching Ever As Rampant Coal Use Takes Its Toll

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 11:21 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

SYDNEY , April 7, 2020 - Coal-fired climate change has caused the Great Barrier Reef to bleach for the third time in five years, with the latest attack devastating already struggling corals from far North Queensland to the southern Reef. Head of ... More >>

Crisis Stricken Vanuatu Hit By Climate-fuelled Tropical Cyclone Harold

Monday, 6 April 2020, 2:57 pm | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

SYDNEY , April 6, 2020 - As the world scrambles to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, Tropical Cyclone Harold has struck Vanuatu, with the devastation providing an unwelcome reminder that climate change remains the biggest threat facing the Pacific. Earlier ... More >>

The world will resist attempt to derail climate action

Friday, 2 June 2017, 10:49 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has condemned US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement and affirmed that the rest of the world will continue to make progress on ambitious climate action. There are 194 other countries who are ... More >>

Great Barrier Reef suffering coral bleaching, second year

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:52 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Greenpeace releases images showing Great Barrier Reef suffering coral bleaching for the second year in a row Sydney, 10 March 2017 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific today releases shocking photos and footage documenting the Great Barrier Reef’s ... More >>

Baby Food Activists Face Court

Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 4:02 pm | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Six Greenpeace activists and mums will appear in North Sydney Local Court tomorrow on charges relating to last month’s contaminated baby formula protests. More >>

Greenpeace calls on scientists for stronger stand

Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 5:43 pm | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Greenpeace today urged the fifth annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Scientific Committee (1) to do more to end overfishing of Pacific bigeye and yellowfin tuna, by calling for larger reductions in fishing ... More >>

Reduction in Japanese Waling Quota

Friday, 14 November 2008, 11:10 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Tokyo, Japan, 13 November 2008 - According to news reports in Japan this morning, there will be a 20 per cent reduction in the number of whales targeted in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary hunt this year - the first reduction since 1987. More >>

Greenpeace Prevents Palm Oil Shipment

Tuesday, 11 November 2008, 3:25 pm | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Dumai/Jakarta, Indonesia, 10 November 2008 - Greenpeace activists today prevented a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe from Dumai, Indonesia's main palm oil export port, to protest against the ongoing destruction of Indonesia's forests. More >>

New Allegations Of PNG Forest Corruption Emerge

Thursday, 25 September 2008, 9:54 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Port Moresby, 24 September 2008: Greenpeace today expressed deep concern over allegations that the PNG National Forest Authority (PNGFA) cannot account for K100 million which has disappeared over a six-year period between 1999 and 2005. More >>

Te Vaka Group Produces Remix For Environment

Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 4:37 pm | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Meshing traditional Polynesian drumbeats with socially conscious messages sung in Tokelauan, Tuvaluan and Samoan, Olatia's heart belongs to the people it tries to inspire, and to the environment it intends to see saved from ill use and neglect. More >>

New coal mine a climate disaster

Friday, 7 September 2007, 3:27 pm | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Sydney, Australia — "The new 10million ton per year Moolarben coal mine is a climate disaster," said Ben Pearson, Greenpeace Energy Campaigner today."This announcement shows that neither side of Australian politics is serious about climate ... More >>

Russia uranium sales no solution to climate change

Friday, 7 September 2007, 3:21 pm | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Sydney, Australia — Greenpeace warns that John Howard's proposed plan to sell uranium to Russia creates a nuclear weapons proliferation risk, and is not a solution to climate change. It is also rejected by a new poll released today. The national Pollinate ... More >>

Downer admits aspirational goals “political stunt"

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 12:32 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Greenpeace today revealed the Australian Government's foreign Minister Alexander Downer has as recently as April 2007 condemned the very 'aspirational' approach to emissions that his government is now championing. More >>

Wake Up! Don’t Take Your Oceans for Granted

Friday, 8 June 2007, 9:27 am | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

As we celebrate World Oceans Day today a crisis is occurring in our oceans said Greenpeace. “We take our oceans for granted. We order fish at restaurants and assume it will always be there,” said Greenpeace Australia Pacific Oceans Team Leader Nilesh Goundar. More >>