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

 

Minister Shea applauds ICCAT's failure??

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 17, 2009

Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Shea released a statement yesterday offering her congrats to ICCAT members for a job well-done on protecting Atlantic bluefin tuna. My question to Minister Shea is- did I miss something? Did ICCAT...

ICCAT fails again to protect the bluefin tuna

Feature story | November 16, 2009 at 17:00

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has again failed the Atlantic bluefin tuna, voting at its annual meeting on recommendations that will not ensure the recovery of the depleted species.

Day of action in France against Total and oil sands

Feature story | November 16, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace’s campaign to stop the tar sands gained more momentum in Europe this past weekend as activists in France protested against French energy giant Total’s investments in Canada’s dirty oil.

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | November 16, 2009 at 17:00

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

Thanks for nothing, ICCAT

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 16, 2009 1 comment

Well, another pathetic round of ICCAT meetings has come to an end and yet again the Atlantic bluefin are  no closer to a plan for true recovery.  ICCAT scientists recently concluded that in order for there to even be a 50/50 chance at...

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