News Releases

  • Australia doesn’t get a gold star for not being the Morrison government

    15 November 2022

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 15 November 2022 - Today’s national statement from the Australian government at COP27 was another missed opportunity to back up the Australian government’s stated goals for the conference and support its Pacific neighbours on the key existential issue of loss and damage, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.

  • Enough talk, Australia needs to walk the walk at COP27

    11 November 2022

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 11 November 2022 - In response to Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Senator Jennifer McAllister’s comments on the Australian government’s position on loss and damage at COP27, Shiva Gounden, Pacific advisor at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, said:

  • Australia counting COP27 chickens before they hatch

    11 November 2022

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 11 November 2022 - The Australian government cannot afford to spend a second successive week at the COP27 climate summit counting chickens before they hatch if it is to strengthen relationships with the Pacific and earn the right to co-host COP31 with Pacific nations, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said.

  • Toyota car sales to push planet beyond 1.5C heating limit: study

    10 November 2022

    SYDNEY, 10 November 2022 - Carmakers worldwide, including Australians most trusted brand Toyota, are on track to sell an estimated 400 million more diesel and petrol vehicles than is feasible to keep global heating under 1.5°C, according to a new report published by Greenpeace Germany. [1][2] The overshoot is equivalent to approximately five times the total number of cars and vans sold globally in 2021.

  • Ten years of loss & damage finance = one year of fossil fuel subsidies

    10 November 2022
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    SYDNEY, Thursday 10th November 2022 - As loss and damage shapes up to be the top issue on the agenda at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, a new report by Greenpeace Australia Pacific has found just one year of subsidies handed out to the fossil fuel industry in Australia could fund the loss and damage caused by a decade of cyclones in Fiji.

  • Two questions for Chris Bowen before he leaves for COP27

    7 November 2022

    SYDNEY, Tuesday 8th November 2022 - Over the weekend, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen announced Australia’s bid to co-host COP31 in 2026 with Pacific nations, and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy has supported the inclusion of Loss and Damage on the COP27 agenda.