SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 15 November 2022 - Today’s national statement from the Australian government at COP27 was another missed opportunity to back up the Australian government’s stated goals for the conference and support its Pacific neighbours on the key existential issue of loss and damage, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.
A sweeping change of management for energy giant AGL announced today at the company's Annual General Meeting, could see Australia’s biggest climate polluter become the centre of the country’s renewable transition, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 11 November 2022 - In response to Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Senator Jennifer McAllister’s comments on the Australian government’s position on loss and damage at COP27, Shiva Gounden, Pacific advisor at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, said:
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 11 November 2022 - The Australian government cannot afford to spend a second successive week at the COP27 climate summit counting chickens before they hatch if it is to strengthen relationships with the Pacific and earn the right to co-host COP31 with Pacific nations, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said.
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.  The overshoot is equivalent to approximately five times the total number of cars and vans sold globally in 2021.
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.