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

 

Canadian supermarkets move one step closer to ocean protection: Greenpeace

Feature story | June 2, 2010 at 11:00

(Montreal and Vancouver) — Canada’s major supermarket chains have begun to rid their shelves of Redlist species and adopt sustainable seafood procurement policies, but need to do much more to help protect the oceans, according to a new Greenpeace...

No Pipeline, No Tankers, No Problem

Blog entry by cskinner | June 1, 2010

Stephanie Goodwin  June 1, 2010 The BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico teaches us one thing clearly: oil spills, period.  Oil and water do not mix. Greenpeace is working to stop Enbridge, an oil pipeline giant, from...

Impacts of dangerous new radioactive waste unassessed: Greenpeace report

Feature story | May 31, 2010 at 10:00

(Toronto, Canada) – A Greenpeace report shows that newly designed reactors Ontario proposes to build at the Darlington nuclear facility would produce long-lived waste two to 158 times more radioactive than waste from existing reactors in Canada,...

What is Texas doing in the Arctic?

Blog entry by cskinner | May 26, 2010

Texas Constantine  May 26, 2010 As sea ice vanishes in the Arctic, the marine ecosystem is becoming disrupted. Increasing carbon dioxide levels are changing the chemistry of our oceans, increasing their level of acidity...

BC’s orcas lose another baby

Blog entry by cskinner | May 17, 2010

Julie Sabau/Sarah King  May 17, 2010 A newborn orca calf (with it’s umbilical cord still attached) was found dead on a beach west of Sooke last week. The women who found the animal reported that “It had fresh blood coming from...

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