Over recent weeks, we've made significant progress in the fight to protect our oceans from the destructive practice of deep sea mining during the recent ISA Assembly meeting which ended Friday 21 July 2023. However, our work is far from over, and we need your continued support to ensure the well-being of our marine ecosystems.
The Rainbow Warrior is journeying through the Pacific Islands carrying courageous climate litigants from the Caribbean, Torres Strait, Philippines, India, Tonga and Solomon Islands and Australia who have come together to share stories, strength, and strategies for achieving climate justice.
Climate litigant and activist, Anjali Sharma, shared her deeply personal story with members of civil society groups, local communities and representatives from the government of Vanuatu at the Rainbow Warrior welcome ceremony.
"Welcome home, Greenpeace, welcome home, you've been gone for so long..." Chief Timothy sang as he welcomes the Rainbow Warrior back to Vanuatu, 38 years after the original Rainbow Warrior was bombed while peacefully protesting environmental injustice in the Pacific.
Halo, Talofa and Bula Vinaka
This is how we welcome people into our Pasifika families in the beautiful islands of Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Fiji and it will be the welcome that will be provided to the Rainbow Warrior when she lands on the shores of the Pacific Islands next week.
In a monumental step towards preserving the world's oceans, the United Nations (UN) has officially adopted the historic UN Ocean Treaty. This crucial agreement, which was unanimously agreed upon in March 2023, serves as a powerful legal instrument to protect marine ecosystems. Following months of meticulous legal scrutiny and translation into all official UN languages, governments are now encouraged to sign and ratify the treaty, marking the commencement of vital efforts to safeguard our oceans.
The use of energy by households and businesses is the largest source of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Australia, and the world, must rapidly reduce emissions from energy consumption to ensure a safe climate future.
The Australian Government has finally agreed to create a fuel efficiency standard to limit pollution from new cars - which is great news for people and the planet and will mean more electric vehicles on our roads and fewer greenhouse gas emissions from cars.