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

 

The countdown is on for the launch of the caribou caravan! Want to join us?

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | September 30, 2010

Follow Greenpeace’s Boreal Forest campaign over the next weeks and months as we take the “Caribou Caravan” on the road, touring around Ontario to find refuge for displaced and threatened woodland caribou and getting answers from...

An Enbridge cocktail is not worth a leaky pipeline

Blog entry by Brett Parker | September 29, 2010

Despite vast opposition from First Nations, environmental activists, and concerned citizens, Enbridge continues its relentless campaign to convince the leaders of BC communities that the proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines, which would...

Greenpeace salutes Metro’s move to stop selling overfished species

Feature story | September 23, 2010 at 11:00

Greenpeace applauds the announcement today by Metro that it will remove seven overfished species from sale in its supermarkets. Metro’s move comes three months after the company committed to a sustainable seafood policy after placing fifth in...

Greenpeace campaigner honoured by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Feature story | September 23, 2010 at 10:29

Longtime Greenpeace campaigner Janos Maté is being honoured today with the 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Montreal Protocol Award for his work with Greenpeace to protect the ozone layer and climate over the past 18 years. The award...

Buchanan Forest Products Still Killing Caribou

Blog entry by cgrant | September 21, 2010

Earlier this month it was announced that Buchanan would be re-opening its pulp mill in Terrace Bay. The mill has been idle since early 2009 following a crash in pulp prices and serious controversy over its practices.  The Terrace ...

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