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.
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.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 6 November 2022 - Australia’s move to back loss and damage talks at COP27 is a step in the right direction, but must be followed by full-throated support for the establishment of a loss and damage finance facility if it wants to walk the talk on its COP31 bid with the Pacific, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
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.
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.
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.