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 climate progress, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said.
SYDNEY, Oct 22 2021 - The Pacific has demanded that world leaders at the upcoming COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow must draw a line under new coal, oil and gas projects and immediately end fossil fuel subsidies if the Pacific islands are to remain above the sea with their cultures preserved.
Documents leaked to Unearthed, Greenpeace’s investigative platform, reveal that the Morrison Government has actively lobbied for the rejection of findings outlining the need for rapid global coal phase out from the next major report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that he will attend the COP26 Climate Summit, after weeks of threatening not to attend, has been labelled “meaningless” by Greenpeace Australia Pacific unless he commits to a strong climate target to take to Glasgow.
Coles has stepped up its climate momentum with a series of energy deals to propel the supermarket giant, one of the country’s biggest energy users, to hit its target to be powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
SYDNEY, Sept 22 2021 - Thousands of shareholders in Australian electricity giant, AGL, have expressed their support for a resolution calling on the company to disclose interim emissions targets towards the Paris climate goals for both of its planned demerged companies.
The majority of net zero commitments made by major Australian companies have been described as ‘corporate greenwash’, with new analysis from Greenpeace Australia Pacific finding that most of the highest-emitting companies in the ASX200 that have set net-zero targets either have no firm plans to end their use of coal to meet their target, or rely on the use of dubious carbon offsets.
SYDNEY, Sept 9 2021: The Australian Federal Government pressured the UK to drop references to commitments to Paris Agreement temperature limits in order to get a post-Brexit trade deal over the line, in a leaked email obtained by Greenpeace.