Climate change & energy

Fulled by a pollution crisis, global warming is threatening life. We can cut pollution and create a better future, powered by clean energy from the sun and wind. 

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. 

Cutting pollution

A small handful of big polluting companies are reponsible for a much of Australia's pollution. Shutting our most polluting coal plants, transitioning to clean energy and increasing energy efficiency is critical to slowing climate change.

Clean energy solutions

Pollution from burning coal is a 19th century problem with a clear 21st century solution – clean, cheap energy that doesn't run out or pollute the air we breathe or the water we drink. But big polluting companies are trying to slow the pace of change.

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.

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.

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

Heatwaves

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.