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Here are some of the campaigns we're fighting for:
Ending deforestation in the Amazon
Protecting the Great Barrier Reef
Saving the Great Australian Bight
Help us stop deforestation in the Amazon. This beautiful habitat must be protected.
Help us protect the Reef from Adani's megamine project in Queensland.
Help us stop the oil giant, Equinor, from drilling in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.
Greenpeace works on many other campaigns, from protecting the Arctic from oil drilling to creating the biggest ocean sanctuaries in the world. Click here to find out how you can help environmental causes all over the world.
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Creating a Global Ocean Sanctuary
Helping the Pacific Islands
Ending dirty palm oil
Climate Change hits the Pacific Islands the hardest right now. Rising sea levels, disappearing beaches and cyclones.
The Indonesian Rainforest gets destroyed to give way for palm oil plantations. Orangutans and other species are at risk.
Protect ocean creatures by signing up for a Global Ocean Sancturary.
Around 85% of wildlife in the Great Australian Bight [off the southern coast of Australia] exists nowhere else in the world. You could say it’s one of Australia’s best kept secrets – it’s like our own version of the Galapagos islands. The Bight is one of the world’s most important whale nurseries, especially for the Southern Right whale – the same whales seen from the cliffs around the Australian coast. And it’s home to Australia’s very own unique species of sea lion.
That’s all under threat from the Oil industry – the threat of an oil spill, and the impact of Climate Change. We have to keep it in the ground and move on to renewable energy as soon as possible.
What is Greenpeace doing to save the Great Barrier Reef?
We’ve been documenting the recent impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef corals – and it’s devastating. We just released new footage showing the extent and severity of the ongoing bleaching event.
In Australia we are campaigning for a ban on new coal projects as a first step towards a fossil fuel phase out. The science is clear: we cannot limit global warming below 1.5°C if we continue to open new fossil fuel projects. Globally, Greenpeace is campaigning to stop all new fossil fuel projects and phase out the existing projects while transitioning to a renewable energy future. This is the only option to save coral reefs globally, like the Great Barrier Reef.
What links the Bight and Arctic campaign to the court case in Norway?
Corporations have been extracting and burning easy-to-find oil for decades. But now their greed is taking them to previously unexplored areas, from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean. And even as companies like Shell pull back from the Arctic, others like BP, Statoil, Chevron, Karoon Gas and more, are trying to open new oilfields elsewhere – such as off the Australian coast. Though opposition to oil exploration is strengthening, it just goes to show that big business is as greedy as ever.
What's the problem with plastic bags?
Scientists estimate that around 8 million tonnes of plastic is ending up in the ocean each year. 30% of the world’s turtles and 90% of seabirds have ingested plastic debris. By 2050, 99% of the world’s seabird species will be accidentally eating plastic (CSIRO). Australians use around 4 billion plastic bags every year – that’s a whopping 10 million or so each day. Clean Up Australia estimate that around 50 million of these end up as litter and make their way into our waterways and ocean.
Is a bleached coral a dead coral?
Coral bleaching occurs when the microscopic algae (zooxanthellae) which give coral much of their colour, breakdown and leave the coral. Without the zooxanthellae, the tissue of the coral animal appears transparent and the coral’s bright white Skelton is revealed. If conditions return to normal, corals can heal, return to their normal colour and survive. However, this stress is likely to cause decreased coral growth and reproduction, and increased susceptibility to disease. Coral reefs can take decades to recover from a bleaching event.
What is the 1,5°C maxixum warming about?
1.5 degrees Celsius maximum warming (for global surface temperatures compared to pre-industrial levels) is now the ambition level that every climate action will be judged by.
Their concerns were confirmed by an expert review that compared the differences between a 1.5°C and 2°C goal. Eventually, to the surprise of many if not most, the goal was endorsed by so many developed countries in Paris that the goal made it into the Agreement.
Currently there’s a great mismatch between the two. The European Commission, for one, has had trouble admitting that the new global goal requires the EU to reassess its own policies and plans accordingly, for faster emission cuts and a substantial acceleration of the transition to 100% renewable energy.
What is the connection between Extreme Weather events and Climate Change?
Basic physics and sophisticated modelling predict that a warmer atmosphere and importantly a warmer ocean are likely to create more extreme events such as cyclones, hurricanes, drought, heatwaves and cold. As the planet heats, weather patterns are destabilised. Warm air sucks more water from the ground and holds more water contributing to droughts in some areas and torrential rain in others. Climate change has shifted the odds and changed the natural limits, making certain types of extreme weather more frequent and more intense.