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

 

Podcast: Eat like you mean it; sustainable food

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | May 4, 2015

A recent market research study found that most people come to environmentalism via food. You may have found this too...talk to a woman with a toddler and you are soon into a chat about toxins and preservatives. Talk to a gardener and...

Greenpeace calls for full investigation after releasing FOI documents on bird deaths...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 1, 2015

Greenpeace released internal document and evidence gathered by Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)  investigators today as part of an effort to get the AER to re-open its investigation into a November 2014 incident when at least 94 birds...

“Don’t mention Arctic oil”: How Shell’s latest bid to get young people hooked on...

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | April 29, 2015

Shell knows it’s losing the fight against Arctic drilling, and here’s why. A few weeks ago, we got an email from an outraged filmmaker saying that he’d been invited to enter a  viral video competition sponsored by Shell . The...

Act for Arctic: Ordinary People taking extraordinary action

Blog entry by Markus Power | April 24, 2015

When launching the Act for Arctic campaign last May, we tried something that we hadn’t tried before: we asked people all around the world to take a stand in their communities to help lift the call for Arctic protection. Their mission:...

Harper’s deafening Earth Day Climate Silence

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 23, 2015 1 comment

“This is not a problem for another generation. Not anymore.” ~Barack Obama Yesterday talking about the urgent need to act on a growing climate crisis President Barack Obama said the statement above in his Earth Day speech . ...

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