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

 

Greenpeace hangs longline from Costco roof to highlight need for ocean protection

Feature story | June 29, 2010 at 13:01

(Vancouver)- Greenpeace hung a giant longline laden with replicas of at-risk marine species from the roof of Costco in downtown Vancouver today to send a message to the company to stop selling seafood that is destructively fished or farmed. A...

New Reactors Won't Get Cheaper

Blog entry by sstensil | June 28, 2010

A year ago today the nuclear lobby’s “affordable” power charade was exposed.  Admitting that the price tag for new reactors was “billions” of dollars too high, the Ontario government suspended its purchase of new reactors.  Canada’s...

Greenpeace team travels to Gulf of Mexico to send warning to Canada

Feature story | June 28, 2010 at 16:09

(New Orleans) — A Greenpeace Canada team is bearing witness to the environmental and social devastation caused by the BP Deepwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The team plans to bring its experience, images and video back to Canada to...

G20 leaders and laggards take uneven steps towards ending fossil fuel subsidies

Feature story | June 28, 2010 at 11:29

(Toronto) – Some G20 leaders have taken first steps towards phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, but collectively, their actions fail to address the urgent need to stop catastrophic climate change.

What a success: the G8/G20 rally and march in Toronto

Feature story | June 26, 2010 at 10:05

More than thirty thousand braved wet weather to gather at Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto and then march to send a message to the leaders of the G8/G20 summits. The message to the G8/G20 leaders was: stop climate change, end fossil fuel...

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