Pacific Climate Justice

The Pacific Islands are experiencing the intensifying impacts of climate change like cyclones, hurricanes, floods, droughts, and extreme temperatures – despite contributing less than 0.03% to global emissions. This is climate injustice.

Pacific Rainbow Warrior Ship Tour - Welcome Ceremony in Vanuatu. © Greenpeace / Island Roots


Pacific nations account for only 0.03% of global greenhouse emissions.


Category 4 and 5 cyclones have doubled in the West Pacific since the 1970’s

Coastal Erosion on Kakula Island. A local man observes coastal erosion on Kakula Island.

1.5C to stay alive

For decades, the world’s biggest fossil fuel polluters, like Shell, BP and Woodside have been getting away with recklessly destroying our cultures, communities, oceans and lands for profit without consequence.

Australia has a big role to play, as it is the world’s third largest fossil fuel exporter—behind only Saudi Arabia and Russia.
It’s time to keep fossils in the ground to ensure global warming stays below 1.5C – this is simply not a “nice to have” but rather a question of protecting the lives of millions of people and ensuring they have a place they can continue to call home.

What we do

Greenpeace has a long and proud history of working alongside local communities to protect the oceans, lands, and people of the Pacific.

Pacific communities are some of the strongest voices holding world leaders to account and demanding urgent global action to mitigate climate change.

Greenpeace Australia Pacific is currently campaigning for Australian and global leaders to listen to Pacific communities and stop new fossil fuel projects including protecting the Pacific Ocean from Deep Sea Mining.
In 2023 the Rainbow Warrior once again traveled to the Pacific — this time, in support of a groundbreaking Pasifika-led legal campaign, taking climate harm to the world’s highest court, the International Court of Justice.

Greenpeace Australia Pacific traveled to Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Fiji to celebrate beautiful cultural traditions and document human rights stories of the impacts of climate change for the legal case.

Farewell to the Rainbow Warrior in Funafuti. © Sam Pedro / Greenpeace

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