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

 

Jason Hwang is my hero

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | April 6, 2011

This week, the Cohen Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon uncovered a note, a smoking gun of sorts. Jason Hwang, a Department and Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) manager, identified key issues with his workplace, the Oceans...

Climate and Energy Round-Up for Federal Election: Who’s Said What So Far

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 6, 2011

The pundits kept telling us that politicians weren’t going to talk about climate change, but after a week and a bit on the campaign trail we’ve already seen a fair bit of action on the energy front. It started with the NDP ...

Greenpeace identifies high radiation levels in Minamisoma vegetables

Blog entry by rnieto | April 6, 2011

City mayor and residents criticise government information vacuum Yonezawa, Japan – Greenpeace radiation experts investigating impacts from the Fukushima nuclear crisis have discovered high levels of contamination in crops...

How (and why) to support wind power

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 5, 2011

There’s a great new web-site, Friends of Wind , which is trying to mobilize the 80 per cent of the population that supports wind power. I wish them well, as it’s always harder to mobilize people in favour of something than against it.

MSC: sharks are jawsome, certifying longline death traps is notsome.

Blog entry by Sarah King | April 4, 2011

Sharks are jawsome, according to Hector the Blue shark, and I totally agree. Are you a friend of Hector ? If not, you should be. He needs all the friends he can get these days to help him show the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) that...

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