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

 

Closed salmon farms or NO salmon farms!

Blog entry by Sarah King | October 25, 2010

Wild salmon defenders are marching and rallying in Vancouver today as the Cohen Commission inquiry into the collapse of the Fraser River sockeye salmon begins its evidentiary hearings.The event marks the end of a 7 day journey down the...

It's official: Syncrude is a tar sands criminal

Blog entry by Mike Hudema and Sheila Muxlow | October 25, 2010 3 comments

After a two-and-a-half-month trial, tar sands oil giant Syncrude has been found guilty of the criminal charges laid in connection with the deaths of 1,606 ducks that in one of its mining tailings lakes in April 2008. Syncrude was...

Caribou caravan targets Gravelle office to save the Boreal Forest and caribou

Feature story | October 25, 2010 at 11:45

(Thunder Bay) – The Greenpeace caribou caravan migrated today to the Thunder Bay office of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry Minister, Michael Gravelle to demand that he save the threatened woodland caribou by protecting the last...

Clean car rules would eliminate European market for tar sands oil

Feature story | October 20, 2010 at 11:31

(Toronto) — Today, Greenpeace released a report in Europe showing how tougher EU fuel efficiency regulations would eliminate the need for Europe to import oil from the Alberta tar sands, the Arctic or deep water oil fields.

The People Say: No Oil Tankers, No Problem

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | October 18, 2010 1 comment

For the past few years, the best kept secret in Vancouver is that crude oil tanker traffic, once a rarity in Vancouver’s harbour, has increased dramatically with more than one oil tanker a week leaving our narrow harbour.  The oil...

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