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

 

Caution: This product kills more than just tuna

Blog entry by Sarah King | June 23, 2011

Since the launch of our Clover Leaf canned tuna campaign a few weeks ago, mysterious magnets have been showing up in supermarkets across the country. Concerned citizens seem to be “sticking it” to Clover Leaf, and placing caution signs...

Growth of global renewable energy outstripping coal and nuclear

Feature story | June 23, 2011 at 11:48

Amsterdam — A new Greenpeace analysis of the global power-plant market shows that since the 1990s installations of wind and solar grew faster than any other power-plant technology.

2011 on track for lowest Arctic sea ice extent ever

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | June 22, 2011

The latest graph out of the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Centre paints a chilling picture of our warming world. It shows that we are currently on track to surpass 2007 for the lowest extent of Arctic sea ice since satellite...

The writing is on the wall as Kumi Naidoo is released from jail and deported

Blog entry by rto | June 21, 2011 1 comment

Today Kumi Naidoo, the global head of Greenpeace, has been deported from Greenland after four days in jail for his part in a month of direct action on Cairn Energy's Arctic oil rig Leiv Eiriksson.  Kumi, like the other 20...

U.S. Fails to protect bluefin tuna. Will Canada step up?

Blog entry by Meaghan Krohn | June 21, 2011

The United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) disappointed the environmental community when it refused to take initiative and help conserve what's left of the western Atlantic bluefin tuna by listing the...

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