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

 

GUILTY! Japan's justice system "breached human rights of Greenpeace anti-whaling...

Feature story | February 7, 2010 at 17:00

When two of our activists were detained after exposing major corruption in the Japanese whaling industry - we knew the Japanese authorities breached internationally guaranteed human rights. Now, as these two activists prepare to take the stand...

Another supermarket removes some Redlist

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 4, 2010

Today Loblaw announced it will be removing some "at risk" seafood species from sale.  Great news! It's great to see Redlist removal momentum continuing after west-coast retailers, Overwaitea , followed by Safeway , went public...

Hey MSC, didn't the Fraser sockeye collapse?

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 2, 2010 4 comments

Yup, seems they did . As such, many of you may be asking yourself how it could be possible that the Marine Stewardship Council  (MSC) would actually certify this fishery as sustainable.  Well, you're not alone. David Suzuki ( see...

Italy and France to defend the bluefin?

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 1, 2010

Could it be possible?! Two bluefin fishing nations take a stand to protect the ailing bluefin?! According to recent news,  Italy has announced it will halt fishing for a year and is thought to support a CITES listing and, just...

Pyramid schemes, Paris, and Seafood Summits

Blog entry by Beth Hunter | February 1, 2010

What do pyramid schemes, the Eiffel tower and the annual Seafood Summit have in common? All have some sort of connection to triangles…and pyramid schemes were at the heart of the Summit’s keynote speech yesterday by eminent and...

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