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

 

Sinar Mas caught with pants on fire, fibbing to stock markets

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | August 19, 2010

Shooting yourself in the foot. Getting egg all over your face. These and many more idioms apply to the Sinar Mas group which, following the release of its audit last week, has seen its executives "misreporting" the audit's findings...

Ecologist publishes Greenpeace commentary on the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | August 18, 2010

Greenpeace reveals its long-term strategy and dedication to protect the Boreal Forest Greenpeace is one of the largest environmental organizations in the world and our campaigns and tactics are big, bold and hard to miss.  Though...

Stop Darlington: Ride For Renewables!

Blog entry by gpc | August 17, 2010

Open Invitation: Greenpeace’s Don’t Nuke Green Energy Campaign presents the… Stop Darlington: Ride For Renewables! What:   A bike trip from the Pickering to Darlington nuclear stations. When: Tuesday August 24th,...

Greenpeace projection at Pickering nuclear site shows cracks in McGuinty’s energy plans

Feature story | August 12, 2010 at 12:17

(Pickering) – Greenpeace activists projected an enormous crack onto the dome of the aging Pickering nuclear station last night to demand the McGuinty government replace the aging reactors with green energy instead of expensive new reactors as...

Green energy upgrade protects Ontarians from rising nuclear costs

Feature story | August 10, 2010 at 1:00

(Toronto) – Choosing to scale up green energy to replace the retiring Pickering nuclear station is more affordable for Ontarians than buying expensive replacement reactors, says a report released today by Renewable is Doable, an alliance of...

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