Climate change & energy

Climate change threatens our wellbeing, environment and economy. We can cut carbon pollution, create jobs and shift to clean energy that lasts forever, like wind and solar.

What is climate change?

Climate change is the consequence of unchecked pollution. When carbon emissions caused by human activity enter the air they have dangerous effects on the environment, the economy, and our wellbeing. 

The carbon price: a primer

Australia has an effective suite of climate laws that charge our largest polluters for the pollution they create, but that is only a step in an ongoing process.The price of not acting on climate change will be far greater than the measures we currently have in place.

The direct action plan: a primer

An appropriate Australian climate policy will drive pollution reductions in line with objectives determined by reference to the best available science. The Direct Action Plan is not capable of achieving the level of reductions we need to make our climate safe.

The Climate Reality Project

Our Climate Reality Project presenters help citizens around the world discover the truth about the climate crisis and take meaningful steps to bring about change

Fossil fuel subsidies

Australian taxpayers subsidise fossil fuel-friendly tax breaks for miners. With your support we now have a real price on pollution. We suspect Australians think there are better ways to spend our taxes than handouts to the country's biggest polluters.

Clean energy solutions

The transition to a clean energy economy is slowly ramping up in Australia. Find out what’s happening now and how we are investing in a clean energy economy.