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

 

MSC strikes again...ocean floor most recent victim

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 25, 2010

The MSC announced today that the eastern Canada offshore scallop fishery will be certified , allowing it to carry the blue and white sticker denoting alleged sustainability.  Dredged sea scallops, found on Greenpeace's Redlist , are...

Tokyo 2 trial-phase one complete

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 24, 2010

It’s been over a week since the trial of the Tokyo 2 began and it’s time for some reflection on the trial and to take the time to highlight the out-pouring of support from our loyal co-defendants around the world.     ...

Minister Shea: the best advocate for overfishing votes can buy

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 23, 2010

While the EU commission recommends that the EU supports a listing of bluefin tuna under Appendix I of CITES ( albeit with some ridiculous conditions ), Canada has decided to not only refuse to support the listing but try to...

Tokyo Two trial: Prosecution struggles on opening day

Feature story | February 23, 2010 at 9:20

Aomori, Japan — It’s been almost two years since the wrongful arrest of Junichi and Toru for their roles in exposing the corruption and lies woven in the fabric that holds the whaling industry together. As the trial for those charges began, it...

NZ fishing southern bluefin to death

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 11, 2010 3 comments

As the rest of the world is focussed on banning trade of northern bluefin tuna in an attempt to avoid a catastrophic collapse, the NZ government has decided that increasing fishing on the critically endangered southern bluefin is a ...

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