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.

GMO Foods

Genetically engineered foods pose unknown risks to human health and could cause irreversible biological pollution. The government must better regulate this experimental industry and support sustainable, organic agriculture.

 

The latest updates

 

Going to court to save the whales: How you can help

Blog entry by Patrick Bonin | August 26, 2014

Greenpeace, along with other environmental groups, is supporting an application by the Quebec Centre for Environmental Law (link in French ) for a legal injunction to block proposed drilling in beluga whale calving grounds in the St.

What do Margaret Atwood, Emma Thompson and David Suzuki have in common ?

Blog entry by Agnes Le Rouzic | August 12, 2014 1 comment

For some, the Arctic is a desert of ice lost in the North. For others, such as Shell, BP and Gazprom, the Canadian and Russian governments, it is an oil bonanza we have to go pump without further delay. But for the people in...

A recipe for Arctic protection

Blog entry by By Diego Creimer, Arctic communications officer | August 8, 2014

Since the dawn of human civilization, cooking and feasting together has been part of who we are as humans.  Around the fire, around the table, by gathering  and sharing food, women and men learned to live together and celebrate their...

Let's stop feeling so guilty about global warming

Blog entry by Emma Thompson | August 7, 2014 1 comment

Emma Thompson is currently in the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She wrote these words after walking out onto the fragile sea ice for the first time alongside her 14 year old daughter Gaia. We're told that it is all...

Wait, don’t buy that cr@p, check Greenpeace’s tuna app!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | August 7, 2014

Canada’s tuna huggers have gone high-tech. Today we released our Sustainable Canned Tuna Guide app that will make it easier for tuna consumers to determine which products are ocean-friendly while in the canned seafood aisle of their...

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