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 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


Climate change brings an increase in the occurrence of extreme weather events like heatwaves. Heatwaves cause a huge number of deaths, increase the risk of bushfires and put at risk vulnerable Australians.

Fossil fuel subsidies

Australian taxpayers subsidise fossil fuel-friendly tax breaks for big polluters. There are better ways to spend our taxes than handouts to the companies with devastating environmental records who actively lobby our leaders to stifle action on climate change.

Clean energy solutions

The transition to a clean energy economy was slowly ramping up in Australia. But Australia's biggest polluters are lobbying the government to scrap effective policies like the Renewable Energy Target – because they rake in billions from their dirty coal-fired power stations.