• 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. 

  • Australia must earn the right to co-host COP31 with Pacific

    6 November 2022

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 5 November 2022 - Today’s announcement that Australia will launch an official bid to host the COP31 climate summit in 2026 in partnership with Pacific nations is welcomed but must be matched with real action on climate to address the Pacific’s main existential threat, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.

  • Act now: Public support for EVs accelerating

    3 November 2022

    SYDNEY, 3 November 2022 - Almost 70 percent of Australians say they want the introduction of national fuel efficiency standards in line with those in Europe, according to a new report released by the Australia Institute today.

  • Countries step up on global climate justice case ahead of COP27 but Australia conspicuous by its absence

    26 October 2022

    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.