Greenpeace Victories

  • Deep Sea Mining Industry Stalled!

    7 August 2023

    We are thrilled to announce a significant victory in our ongoing campaign to protect the oceans from the destructive forces of deep sea mining! Thanks to the relentless efforts of Greenpeace activists, concerned citizens, and environmental advocates worldwide, the deep sea mining industry has been prevented from getting a green light to commence operations in July 2023.

  • Global Oceans Treaty

    30 July 2023

    Almost 20 years of campaigning the United Nations officially landed on an agreement for a Global Ocean Treaty. This historic win will help secure protection for 30% of our global oceans and is blazing the pathway to a healthy climate future. Our oceans will be safer than ever thanks to over 5.5 million people that supported this campaign.

  • AGL, Australia's biggest climate polluter, turned green

    7 August 2022

    Greenpeace Australia Pacific, together with a diverse group of people and organisations, took on AGL and won. AGL’s transformation from Australia’s biggest climate polluter to one of Australia’s biggest climate solutions is now underway and has been one of the most dramatic in Australian corporate history.

  • Pushed big corporates to cut emissions

    7 May 2022

    Telco giant Optus become the final major Australian telco to commit to switch to 100% renewable electricity. Greenpeace Australia Pacific's highly successful Re-Energise Campaign pushed 21 major companies from Coles and Woolworths through to Bunnings and Kmart to commit to power their businesses with renewable electricity by 2025.

  • Exposing coal's dirty ties to politics

    7 December 2019

    Over 200,000 Australians viewed and shared our investigation into the influence of coal in politics. In a summer rife with destructive bushfires, which have been made more severe by the climate crisis, we uncovered the federal government's vested interests in the coal industry, which has stifled effective and necessary action to fight climate change.

  • Rejection of National Energy Guarantee

    7 August 2018

    In 2018, the Australian government proposed the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which would actually inhibit renewable energy projects, drive up emissions, and increase power prices. This stirred concerns about Australia not meeting its targets from the Paris Agreement, which aims to build a global effort to combat the climate emergency. Australians called on their state energy ministers to reject the National Energy Guarantee.

  • Supermarket ban on plastic bags

    7 August 2018

    Woolworths and Coles, two major supermarkets in Australia, committed to phasing out single-use plastic bags. Two major supermarkets in Australia, Coles and Woolworths, committed to phasing out single-use plastic bags and made further commitments to reducing plastic in their supply chains. This is a significant win as billions of plastic bags are handed out at the checkout of these two supermarkets alone. Now, the supermarkets will offer reusable alternatives to these bags.