No New Fossil Fuels

We are in a climate emergency. Fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas are heating up the planet, causing sea levels to rise and making bushfires, floods and cyclones more frequent and extreme. The science is clear: we must get off fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy.

Culzean Gas Platform in the North Sea


Scientists warn more than 1.5 degrees of warming would be catastrophic1


The amount of emissions attributed to the burning of fossil fuels2


Australia is the 3rd largest exporter of fossil fuels in the world3

Greenpeace activists disrupt coal loading at the world's largest coal port. They highlight Australia's contribution to global climate change and to demand that Australia 'quit coal' and move to sustainable renewable energy.

The problem

We’ve known for decades that burning fossil fuels causes climate change. The solution – clean renewable energy – exists and is ready to go. But powerful fossil fuel companies and their allies in government have prioritised industry profits over our safety and done everything they can to kick the can down the road. Now we’re in a climate emergency – and we can’t afford to wait any longer.

What does Greenpeace do?

At Greenpeace Australia Pacific we tackle the biggest issues that are standing in the way of a green and peaceful future. We use peaceful protest and creative confrontation to expose the biggest environmental threats in our region and around the globe. We promote solutions and advocate for climate justice.

Greenpeace Australia activists hold banners from a crane outside Woodside's headquarters in Perth.

Right now, Greenpeace is working to take on the biggest polluters and stop new coal, oil and gas projects in Australia. We’re holding corporations and governments to account, taking direct action and investigating and exposing them.

We still have time. What happens next is in our hands.


  1. Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  2. Source: United Nations Climate Action
  3. Source: OCI Planet Wreckers Report 2023

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