Our Campaigns

Arctic

The Arctic is in danger. Its ice is retreating at an increasing speed, cleaning the path for greedy oil companies that see this catastrophe as a business opportunity. Native people traditional way of life and health will be at risk and wildlife are to be uselessly endangered in the name of a shortsighted idea of progress and growth. Canada is one of the Largest Arctic countries in the world, and as such it has a clear responsibility to take a precautionary approach for any new development. The Arctic campaign is a massive worldwide effort to ban all industrial extractive activities at the inhabitant area in the Arctic oceans Together we can save the Arctic.

Climate and Energy 

Climate change and the threats of nuclear energy are real. That is why Greenpeace works to bring about a clean and just energy future. Tar sands and nuclear development plague the ecosystems and communities they occupy with safety and health risks. The Energy [R]evolution is a set of ready-to-implement solutions that lead away from the dangers of climate chaos and nuclear meltdown. It is a vision of the clean and just energy future for everyone on the planet.

Forests

With 80 per cent of the planet's ancient forests already lost or degraded, the need for increased protection of the world’s remaining forests is more urgent than ever. Forests help stabilize the climate, sustain life, provide jobs, and are the source of culture for many Indigenous communities. Greenpeace opposes destructive and unsustainable development in the remaining ancient forests in Canada and globally. To effect positive change and put lasting solutions in place, we challenge the global marketplace, engage consumers, pressure governments and work with industry to protect the Boreal Forest, the Great Bear Rainforest and the Indonesian Rainforest.

Oceans

Life on our blue planet depends on healthy oceans, but recent reports warn that sea life  faces the next mass extinction. Next to climate change, overfishing is the single greatest threat to marine biodiversity. Industrial fishing has reduced populations of large, predatory fish  like tuna, cod and sharks by about ninety per cent in the last fifty years. Growing demand for seafood, wasteful fishing practices and mismanaged fish stocks and aquaculture operations are leading to broken links in marine food chains in Canadian waters and worldwide. Urgent action is needed to protect marine life and allow recovery. Greenpeace works to relieve pressure on ocean ecosystems and to establish a network of no-take marine reserves–ocean parks–covering 40 per cent of the world's oceans.

 

The latest updates

 

Ontario: Should it tax or trade carbon?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | January 20, 2015

At the top of my all-too-rare “good news on climate” file is Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announcement that the next phase of Ontario’s climate plan will include some form of a price on carbon pollution . I’ve already written...

7 Resolutions for #OceanLovers

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | January 20, 2015

One week in to 2015, and even though some New Year’s resolutions will already have fallen by the wayside, we all need to urgently think about one more resolution:  The resolution to protect the oceans and all its beautiful whales,...

As Similar as Coke and Pepsi? New report shows that the Sustainable Forestry...

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | January 14, 2015 1 comment

For years, conservation organizations have insisted that the only forest certification scheme that delivers socially and environmentally responsible forest practices is the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). While not perfect, FSC has...

Another nail in the coffin of Greenlands Arctic oil hunt

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | January 14, 2015

With plummeting oil prices, impacts of Russian sanctions and changing weather patterns, those hunting for Arctic oil have never been under more pressure. Combine that with the growing global resistance and the repeated failures from...

Now is the perfect time for Ontario to put a price on carbon pollution

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | January 13, 2015

This originally appeared as an op ed in the Kingston Whig-Standard The recent plummet in the price of oil has produced some obvious winners and losers. Consumers win and oil companies lose. Alberta's oilpatch pain is (mostly) gain...

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