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

 

Pipe up against Enbridge

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | March 23, 2010 2 comments

Today, I witnessed bold action being taken by First Nations in order to save our precious Great Bear Rainforest and its communities from a deadly oil spill. At a press conference in Vancouver, First Nations stated “…in upholding our...

Nestlé Facebook crash while the forests still burn

Blog entry by editor | March 22, 2010

From the Greenpeace UK blog When we plan campaigns, we often have a reasonable idea of how much interest they'll get. Some are designed to speak to a small, specific audience who are in the right place to get things done, while...

Greenpeace cod funeral highlights Sobeys’ failure to protect overfished species

Feature story | March 18, 2010 at 11:05

Greenpeace mourners, complete with coffin and hearse, formed a funeral procession today to a Sobeys food store to mourn the loss of the Atlantic cod, an iconic species on the east coast.

International legal expert calls for Tokyo 2 acquittal

Blog entry by Sarah King | March 11, 2010 1 comment

More from the T2 trial in Amori today where Prof. Dirk Voorhoof took the stand arguing the T2's case for acquittal. Find more info in the press advisory below. A HUGE thank you to all those lending their voice and support for the T2...

Farmed salmon exposed-watch video online

Blog entry by Sarah King | March 10, 2010 1 comment

An enlightening glimpse into Canada's salmon farming industry can now be seen online in Damien Gillis' documentary entitled "Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry". Click here to watch. ...

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