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David Ritter is the CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

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When does it become reasonable to say that a particular government favours corruption?

Opinion

David Ritter, Monday, 2nd May 2022 -  The Morrison government’s apparent abandonment of its promised federal ICAC reflects a deeper “wrecking crew” approach.

AGL must come clean and close coal-powered stations by 2030

Opinion

David Ritter, Thursday, 7th April 2022 -  AGL’s demerger is all about appearances – it does nothing for the environment and short-changes shareholders, argues Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter.

‘Building a path to a liveable future would be easier with political leadership’

Opinion

David Ritter, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, reflects on the failure of the federal government to include any meaningful effort to respond to the intensifying climate crisis in the 2022 budget.

An emergency warning for humanity

Opinion

David Ritter, Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 -  It is impossible not to absorb the latest findings from the IPCC without feeling an incredible weight of sadness. The solace is that we know the causes of the emergency and there is an escape plan, writes David Ritter.

Shining a light on the cleanest (and dirtiest) power

Opinion

David Ritter, Tuesday, 8th February 2022 -  Greenpeace’s Green Electricity Guide is designed to enable every Australian to quickly select a cleaner electricity provider. But its real power, says David Ritter, is to put pressure on the worst climate polluters who feature in the bottom of the rankings.

‘Global warming is not like a Batman dilemma’

Opinion

David Ritter, Wednesday, 8th December 2021 -  We may be living out a whole-of-species cliffhanger, but we know what the solutions are, writes David Ritter, who shares Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s new platform, Climate Solutions by Greenpeace.

In whose interest is Morrison acting?

Opinion

David Ritter, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 -  By undermining global climate talks, the prime minister is acting in defiance of the will of the Australian people, argues David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

‘2050 is far too late to secure a safer future for our kids’

Opinion

David Ritter, Monday, 11th October 2021 -  The time for excuses has passed, writes David Ritter, chief executive officer of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, who says the federal government must take decisive action to cut emissions this decade.

Company directors face crucial considerations on climate

Opinion

David Ritter, Tuesday, 7th September 2021 -  As an 18-year-old school striker vies for a place on AGL’s board, David Ritter reflects on the responsibilities that fall to board directors when it comes to the climate crisis and why they need to do more than just look to their peers.

‘Things could be so very different in this country of ours’

Opinion

David Ritter, Monday, 2nd August 2021 -  Given Australia’s natural renewable energy resources and the education and creativity of our people, we could be leaders in climate action, instead, the world has been left bewildered by the unwillingness of our politicians to act, writes David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Keeping up appearances?

Opinion

David Ritter, Monday, 21st June 2021 -  Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter reflects on the outcome of AGL’s recent law-suit against the charity and the widespread media coverage it generated. 

Exposing Australia’s biggest climate polluter

Opinion

David Ritter, Tuesday, 11th May 2021 -  Planning to get around to doing something in 2048 is not “hard work” – it is obscene corporate laziness for which we will all suffer, writes Greenpeace CEO David Ritter in this article taking aim at the “empty words” coming from AGL.  
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