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

 

Are the Yes Men writing the Ontario Ministry of Energy's rationale for new nukes?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | April 19, 2011 1 comment

My first thought was that the Yes Men must have written the Ontario Ministry of Energy explanation of the need for new nuclear reactors , because it makes such a compelling case for the reactors being unnecessary. For the last...

Boreal Business Forum sets first milestone of Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Feature story | April 18, 2011 at 8:36

Greenpeace and signatories to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) announced today the creation of a new Boreal Business Forum to monitor progress of the agreement to protect the Boreal Forest and to ensure market recognition for...

Greenpeace US releases new supermarket ranking report

Blog entry by Sarah King and Casson Trenor | April 16, 2011

Greenpeace US has released its 5th supermarket ranking report and this year Safeway US came out on top with a score of 64%. As Greenpeace Canada gears up for our 2011 and third ranking report, it looks like it's going to be a close...

Greenpeace puts climate change on the agenda for federal election

Feature story | April 15, 2011 at 10:20

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity and the rest of nature this century. Yet, in Election 2011 climate change barely gets a mention from leaders on the campaign trail.

Greenpeace declares evacuation zone at Atomic Energy Agency headquarters

Feature story | April 14, 2011 at 17:09

Vienna – Greenpeace activists created a symbolic evacuation zone in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna today, demanding that representatives of countries attending its safety committee meeting start...

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