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

 

Talking to Transcanada on Twitter about Tar Sands

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 17, 2014

Can the FSC logo ensure protection of the world’s most valuable forests?

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | April 17, 2014

It seems obvious, but any operation certified as “responsible forest management” should not threaten the world’s most important forests. Although the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) features protecting High Conservation Value Forests...

Act now to save the planet: IPCC report

Blog entry by mhudema | April 16, 2014 1 comment

The latest International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released on Sunday.  The report, perhaps the most hopeful of IPCC reports to date, had one clear message – we can save the planet but only if we start acting now. ...

‘The Bee’s Burden’: why bees need our help and we need the help of bees

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich, Greenpeace Switzerland | April 16, 2014

Note: The following blog talks about the shocking results from a new study released by Greenpeace International as a part of its Europe-wide campaign to save the bees and agriculture. This research was one of the largest of its kind...

Tesco backs down and Oriental & Pacific cleans up

Blog entry by Ariana Densham, Greenpeace UK | April 15, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: Paul Hilton / Greenpeace Olive Ridley turtle in the Pacific Ocean I’m so happy to announce that after we released our 2014 tuna league table , and after all your emails,...

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