SYDNEY, 1 November 2022 - Today’s comments from Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen on leading Australia’s COP27 delegation show Australia risks missing an opportunity to show up for the Pacific and must step up on a major agenda item both the EU and the US have committed to discussing, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
Perth, 27 October 2022: A major new report confirms that gas is responsible for fifty percent of global electricity price hikes, which Greenpeace Australia Pacific says makes the case for a rapid transition away from dirty, expensive gas.
SYDNEY, 26 October 2022 - Twelve countries including Germany and New Zealand stepping up to champion the campaign for an International Court of Justice (ICJ) advisory opinion on the human rights impacts of climate change on the eve of COP27 puts them on the right side of history ahead of a momentous UNGA vote in the coming months, Pacific activists and a civil society alliance said.
SYDNEY, 25 October 2022 - The Albanese government’s first federal budget offered some promising steps forward but fell short by continuing fossil fuel subsidies and failing to address the Pacific’s existential climate threat, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
SYDNEY, 21 October 2022 - Funding for the Pacific set to be announced today shows that while Australia is taking steps towards rebuilding its relationship with the region, it is failing to address the Pacific’s main existential threat and must commit to a Loss and Damage Finance Facility ahead of COP27, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
SYDNEY, Tuesday October 18, 2022 - In response to media reports that Toyota Motor Corporation Australia is facing another class action lawsuit about its diesel engines, for the installation of “diesel defeat devices”, Greenpeace Australia Pacific senior campaigner Lindsay Soutar says:
SYDNEY, Friday 14 October 2022 – The Electric Vehicle Council’s (EVC) new report ‘The State of Electric Vehicles’ out this morning shows demand for EVs in Australia is rapidly increasing, but a lack of fuel efficiency standards is holding back supply, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
SYDNEY, 29 September 2022 - AGL’s updated plans to bring forward the closure of its dirty coal-burning power station Loy Yang A from 2045 to 2035 show the company has bowed to community, shareholder, and activist pressure, and must now go even further to ensure a safer climate and economic future for Australia, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
SYDNEY, 19 September 2022: The Federal Government’s review of the Safeguard Mechanism, which regulates climate pollution from Australian corporations, must draw a line in the sand under the free pass to pollute that fossil fuel companies currently enjoy, urges Greenpeace Australia Pacific.