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

 

CEP joins Greenpeace to release green jobs report for northern forestry

Feature story | November 19, 2010 at 10:36

Greenpeace and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) held a joint news conference today to release a new report with recommendations for stimulating northern Ontario’s forest industry and creating green forestry jobs...

From Conflict to “Harmony” in the Forest

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | November 19, 2010

From coast to coast, many people will watch the debut of the movie “ Harmony ” on NBC tonight.  If you’re one of them, you’ll see Greenpeace highlighted for its successful work to protect  the Great Bear Rainforest  in British...

Woodland caribou “have fallen through the cracks” in our national parks

Blog entry by Catharine Grant - Forest Campaigner | November 15, 2010

An article in the Edmonton Journal last weekend (November 14) reports that woodland caribou are rapidly disappearing from Canada’s national parks. The last of Banff’s caribou died in an avalanche last year, and only a small number...

GE Golden Rice's Lack of Lustre

Blog entry by Eric Darier Ph.D. | November 9, 2010

Addressing Vitamin A eficiency Without Genetic Engineering  November 9, 2010 -Genetically Engineered ‘Golden’ rice has been in development for almost 20 years and has still not made any impact on the prevalence of VAD (vitamin A...

Canada’s Boreal Forest is worth more money if left standing

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | November 8, 2010

A growing number of studies are attempting to put a dollar value on biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by nature, such as water purification, flood control, and carbon sequestration. At this years’ meeting of the...

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