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

 

Canada’s Boreal Forest is worth more money if left standing

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | November 8, 2010

A growing number of studies are attempting to put a dollar value on biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by nature, such as water purification, flood control, and carbon sequestration. At this years’ meeting of the...

Government subsidies to tar sands companies larger than Environment Canada’s entire...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 8, 2010

If you want to understand where governments really stand, it’s always a good idea to follow the money. That is why Greenpeace commissioned the Global Subsidies Initiative to do some research for us on tax breaks to corporations...

Hudak/McGuinty: costly nuclear power will hurt electricity consumers

Feature story | November 4, 2010 at 15:07

Greenpeace activists unfurled a large banner from 16-metre flagpoles in front of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty and PC leader Tim Hudak to “Stop Darlington: Protect Consumers” while dozens of activists dumped...

Greenpeace and Cree have erected blockade to protect Broadback Valley Forest

Feature story | November 3, 2010 at 10:00

Greenpeace and the Cree Nation of Waswanipi have erected a symbolic blockade in the heart of Quebec’s Boreal Forest to protest against the construction of logging roads that will open the Broadback Valley Forest to industrial exploitation.

Greenpeace targets Minister Jeffrey with caribou caravan and wilderness report

Feature story | October 29, 2010 at 10:20

The Greenpeace caribou caravan migrated from Thunder Bay to the Brampton office of Natural Resources Minister Linda Jeffrey to release a new report today on the status of the province’s last wilderness areas and measures to save the threatened...

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