Greenpeace Australia Pacific


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Who are Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Greenpeace Australia Pacific “is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.”

Note: This is an assessment of Greenpeace Australia Pacific only. Greenpeace is a global environmental organisation, consisting of Greenpeace International (Stichting Greenpeace Council) in Amsterdam, and 26 independent national and regional offices across the world covering operations in more than 55 countries. These national/regional offices are independent in carrying out global campaign strategies within the local context they operate within, and in seeking the necessary financial support from donors to fund this work. Greenpeace Australia Pacific is a regional office of Greenpeace International. Results may or may not be consistent with that of other Greenpeace offices or other organisations that share the Greenpeace brand.

Why do they exist?

Greenpeace's goal is to “ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.”

What do they do?

Greenpeace Australia Pacific works toward the following strategic objectives:

  • Reducing carbon emissions and preventing lock-in of high emission technologies; and making the switch to renewable energy solutions. This includes through reducing the supply and demand for oil, coal and gas.
  • Supporting the protection of rainforests in the Asia Pacific region (including Australia) by campaigning to end the use of commodities from recently deforested land in supply chains.
  • Reforming the fishing industry in the Indian and Pacific oceans in order to end destructive and overfishing, as well as addressing other threats to our marine wildlife such as dangerous sea mining, port construction and dredging and whaling.
  • Supporting the introduction of Container Deposit schemes in Australia to reduce the amount of beverage waste that ends up discarded as litter in our environment or as landfill.

Their key tactics include public communication and consumer information, investigation and analysis, political and corporate lobbying, public outreach, traditional and social media communication, consumer awareness raising, public rallies and non-violent creative confrontation.

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    Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

 

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    Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

 

Should I donate to Greenpeace Australia Pacific?

Greenpeace is a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They clearly describe their purpose, strategy and list the campaigns they are funding and show how they work with like-minded organisations to deliver their mission.  Notably, they demonstrate they are trustworthy: they clearly describe their executive team, their board and finances. 

However, Greenpeace needs to provide further information to demonstrate it is an effective charity. They currently aren't clear about their results or how they evaluate their campaigns. Greenpeace mention that they collect results and have monitoring and evaluation systems in place. However, we were unable to find any published information that verifies these claims. 

After considering both the strengths and weaknesses of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, our recommendation is neutral. They demonstrate they are trustworthy, but present only some information that shows they are effective. We need further assurances before being able to recommend them with confidence.

In order to improve our confidence with Greenpeace Australia Pacific, we would like to see:

  • Results and evaluations of their programs.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

We have looked into the finances, operations and results of Greenpeace Australia Pacific and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and if there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also looks into whether the charity can demonstrate they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendation on if you should donate to them and why.

Download our complete evaluation of Greenpeace Australia Pacific below to find out if they're the charity for you.


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Find out whether Greenpeace Australia Pacific is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.

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