Australia uses diplomatic strong-arm tactics to water down outcomes in Pacific climate negotiations and buy silence on climate change, a new investigation from Greenpeace Australia Pacific has revealed.
The international community has endorsed an accelerated coal phase down and an end to fossil fuel subsidies in an historic COP26 final decision text, sending a clear message to Scott Morrison that his failed climate policy will no longer be tolerated, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
Woodside Energy has convinced multinational infrastructure firm Global Infrastructure Partners to fund part of its toxic Scarborough gas drilling development, with Greenpeace Australia Pacific warning that it will escalate pressure to stop Australia’s most climate polluting project from going ahead.
Woodside Energy’s decision to hastily fast track final investment decision on its toxic Scarborough gas drilling development without securing all necessary approvals for the project indicates desperation, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
The Federal Government’s announcement that it is pumping millions of dollars worth of taxpayer money into growing gas represents a major blow to the economy and the environment, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
The latest quarterly Australian emissions data shows that climate pollution has dropped due to a decline of coal in the energy system as it is superseded by renewables, which Greenpeace Australia Pacific says shows the need for faster coal closure timelines.
The Federal Labor party has released its climate policy with a 2030 emissions reduction target of 43% by 2030, which Greenpeace Australia Pacific says is a missed opportunity to effectively tackle the climate crisis.
SYDNEY, Dec 7 2021: Greenpeace Australia Pacific today launched a new tool to help Australians identify ways they can fight the climate crisis. Climate Solutions by Greenpeace combines practical, tailored advice and in-depth insights on the solutions available to help Australians drive the country’s shift to a cleaner, greener future.
Dec 8 2021: Record-breaking extreme temperatures and significantly increased fire danger across Western Australia, shortly after Woodside greenlit its Scarborough mega gas mine development, is exactly why fossil fuels must stay in the ground, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.