SYDNEY, July 21, 2022 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific is appealing the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision to extend the life of Woodside North West Shelf gas processing facility on the grounds that the EPA has failed to properly consider the climate and environment impacts of extending the gas facility for a further 50 years. Western Australia’s Environment Minister, Reece Whitby, should review the EPA’s recommendation to approve the project that threatens to blow Australia’s carbon budget, environmental groups say.
SYDNEY, 19 July 2022 - The poor and rapidly deteriorating health of Australia’s environment outlined in the five-yearly State of the Environment report lays down a marker for radical and urgent action to change the course and save our precious environment and way of life, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
Sydney, 18 July 2022 - The move to phase out new fossil fuel-powered vehicles in the ACT from 2035 paves the road for other states and territories to follow and brings Australia more into line with where the rest of the world is heading, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said.
SUVA, FIJI, 18 July 2022 - The support from Pacific leaders for an advisory opinion on climate change from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is welcomed and must begin a global groundswell of support ahead of the UN General Assembly in September, The Civil Society Alliance Supporting an Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Climate Change (CSO ICJAO Alliance) said.
SUVA, FIJI, 9 July 2022 - Young Pacific activists and students, alongside Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Amnesty International, and others held a major flotilla calling on world leaders to support climate justice by endorsing the campaign for an advisory opinion on the human rights impacts of climate change at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) kicks off.
Suva, Fiji, 8 July 2022 - The invitation from Australia and New Zealand for Pacific Island nations to be part of a joint bid to host a future UN climate summit is welcomed, but firm commitments are required, including backing the Vanuatu government-led campaign for an ICJ advisory opinion on the human rights impacts of climate change says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
Greenpeace Germany has joined forces with Greenpeace Australia Pacific to take aim at energy company RWE, one of the only major customers earmarked by Woodside for its controversial Scarborough gas project, with activists protesting at RWE’s German offices slamming the risk to Australian marine wildlife posed by Woodside’s aggressive gas expansion plans.
Labor’s introduction of tax cuts to bring down the cost of electric vehicles is a welcome acceleration of Australia’s electric vehicle transition but clean car standards will be crucial to unlocking supply, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.