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Why Move Beyond Coal

Step up to our responsibilities

The coal industry claims that Australia is only responsible for a small amount of the world's emissions. The truth is, when you account for all the coal and gas we dig up and send overseas, Australia is responsible for 5% of global emissions. 

From the Pacific Islands and the Torres Strait, to Bangladesh and India, communities on the frontlines of climate change have been calling on wealthy, big polluters like Australia to step up for decades. It's time for us to answer that call.

With this responsibility comes great opportunity to ensure a safer future. Moving beyond coal will help protect Australia from worse floods and fires, and prevent our coal from fuelling unjust climate chaos around the globe.

Protest with banner saying Australian coal is sinking Pacific Islands

Protect nature and animals

Coal mining is driving Australia’s extinction crisis. Clearing land for mining kills plants and animals and destroys habitat of threatened species like the koala and great glider. Burning coal also drives climate change, which is having a devastating impacts on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Moving beyond coal means we can protect precious wildlife and biodiversity for generations to come.

A mother and baby koala

So what are you waiting for?

Together, we can move Australia beyond coal!