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

 

No surprise; Finnish nuke reactor delayed, again

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | July 21, 2011

Helsinki — The latest report from Finland is that construction of its first ever EPR nuclear reactor is again delayed; no surprise there. Areva, a French nuclear company is building the Finnish EPR (European Pressurized Reactor).

Global shift away from nuclear raises stakes in Ontario election

Blog entry by Robin Nieto | July 20, 2011 1 comment

As Canadians watched the incoming images of the tsunami’s destruction on television, no one knew the devastation in Japan would lead to the world’s worst ongoing nuclear crisis. It was said the earthquake that created the tsunami...

Cairn tries to gag Greenpeace

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | July 20, 2011

Cairn Energy has gone to court against    Greenpeace again . This time it won a wide-  ranging injunction to gag us by stopping the  posting, Tweeting and Facebook publishing  of photos from the action Monday against  the oil company.

Do Energy Ministers (except Ontario) really think 6 degrees of global warming is a...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 20, 2011

Alberta pulled a fast one on the other energy ministers at yesterday’s ( oil-industry sponsored ) Energy Ministers’ meeting in Kananaskis. They managed to get most of the other provinces to endorse a strategy that calls for more tar...

Fukushima nuclear crisis not under control

Blog entry by Robin Nieto | July 19, 2011

Children living in Fukushima city will need dosimeters to track nuclear radiation after high levels of radiation were detected in the city.   While in Canada, the media have all but forgotten Fukushima, the nuclear crisis...

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