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

 

Return to Sonora: TimberWest in the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | May 21, 2015

It was exactly 2 years ago today that I published a   blog on Sonora Island   - the southernmost end of the Great Bear Rainforest, within the traditional territories of Kwakwaka'wakw and Coast Salish peoples. In that blog I...

It’s time to say yes to people, not to oil

Blog entry by Diego Creimer, Greenpeace Canada | May 20, 2015

This Tuesday, an unprecedented journey started on the shores of Vancouver. For the first time ever, six people from as many First Nations set sail on board the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza to Haida Gwaii, to help connect coastal...

Nunavut zhit Russian khehkaiʼ, Chuu Choo gwidiʼ gwaʼan nan ghaiʼ eenjit ginjih...

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | May 20, 2015

Tadhaa Zrii nanh, Iqaluit, Nunavut gwizhit Greenpeace dinjiinat łigaajil, Nikolay Rochev, Izvatas gwichit diiyah nilih, aii Izhma Komi kat guuveenjit trʼigiinkheʼ. Aii Izhma Komi dinjii ka, Russian Chuu Choo gwidiʼ gwitsʼat dinjii...

The People Vs. Oil

Blog entry by Inderjit Deogun | May 15, 2015

Even before Shell’s oil rig, the 400-foot-tall Polar Pioneer, arrived in Seattle it was met with outrage. Six Greenpeace volunteers protested Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic by boarding the vessel en route. The bold individuals...

Shredding documents can't paper over environmental problems in the tar sands

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 14, 2015

Bureaucrats don’t get a lot of thanks, but I’d like to extend mine to those true public servants who blew the whistle on document shredding at Alberta’s environment ministry. While watching Alberta’s election results come in, I...

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