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

 

Greenpeace urges Canadian and global politicians to follow markets lead in protecting...

Feature story | October 28, 2010 at 11:34

Greenpeace has released a new report, titled “Oceans Advocates,” showing how consumer pressure is driving retailers to adopt responsible seafood sourcing practices. In recent years this pressure has brought about encouraging changes in the...

Frankenfish GE Salmon

Blog entry by Eric Darier Ph.D. | October 27, 2010

It is Halloween time. Genetically Engineered salmon is back! Enjoy this video... not GE salmon!

Solar energy can power Canada with the right approach

Feature story | October 27, 2010 at 15:21

Solar panels can deliver clean power where we need it, when we need it most, and will soon be cost-competitive with electricity from the grid. That’s the conclusion of the Solar Generation report released in India by the European Photovoltaic...

Thousands call on Ottawa to legally ban oil tankers on the west coast

Feature story | October 26, 2010 at 16:41

More than 80 boats and thousands of citizens gathered in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on October 17 to rally against oil tanker traffic on B.C. coast. They called on the federal government to enact a legislated oil tanker ban along the coast of...

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...

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