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

 

Climate on the Campaign Trail: The Orange and the Green

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 11, 2011 2 comments

Previously, I’ve commented on the Liberal and Bloc election platforms , as well as the Conservative platform , from a climate and energy perspective. And now we have the platforms from the last two major parties. I’ll start with...

Japan expands Fukushima evacuation zone following Greenpeace news conference

Feature story | April 11, 2011 at 14:38

Tokyo — The Japanese government today expanded the evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima nuclear complex just hours after a Greenpeace news conference called for such action.

The Conservative Platform and Climate Change: How to be unambitious, yet still...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 10, 2011

The Conservative Party platform was released on Friday. It included the one-year extension of the home energy retrofit program that we first saw in the March budget, which is welcome although we need a longer term commitment to...

Whoops. Genetic Engineering leak continues to cost

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | April 9, 2011

Bayer, the company that wants the world to eat Genetically Engineered (GE) rice, recently had to fork over more money for contaminating the US rice supply with an experimental, unapproved rice variety in 2006. Recently, Riceland...

Send a Message to Darlington Nuclear Panel: Stop Darlington

Blog entry by Steve Cornwell | April 8, 2011 1 comment

Friday marked the end of Joint Review Panel hearings for proposed new nuclear reactors at Darlington station.   Ontarians and Canadians will wait for a decision from the appointed Panel that heard two weeks of presentations for...

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