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

 

In the Heart of the Tarsands, Fort Chipewyan Builds a Solar Solution.

Blog entry by mhudema | September 19, 2014

Today, one of the communities most heavily impacted by tar sands development has started to move forward on a different type of energy source - this time harnessing the rays of the sun.   Fort Chipewyan is located 200 kilometres...

Volunteer Local Group in Medicine Hat Organizes for the Climate.

Blog entry by atzaras | September 19, 2014

Volunteer Local Group in Medicine Hat Invites You to Join them Locally to Show Solidarity for the Peop le’s Climate March in NYC! This weekend, thousands of people will gather in New York City to raise awareness about...

Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton, Senior Political Advisor | September 18, 2014

© Michael Nagle / Greenpeace It has been an awesome summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic continuously for months, bearing witness to the extraordinary changes, challenging outrageous attempts to find oil , explaining to...

Ontario nature shines a spotlight on caribou forest

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | September 15, 2014

Last week our friends over at Ontario Nature released a short video to inform the public of a vital piece of caribou habitat threatened by Resolute Forest Products. This pristine area, known as the St. Raphael Signature Site and...

Who doesn't want you to have solar panels on your roof?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 15, 2014

Who wouldn’t want you to put solar panels on their roof that provide power at a lower cost than what you’d pay your local utility? Coal and gas companies, that’s who, and they are working hard to hold back what the big banks are...

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