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

 

Stop Darlington: protect electricity consumers and the environment

Feature story | September 15, 2010 at 13:56

Premier Dalton McGuinty and PC leader Tim Hudak both support spending $36 billion to build new nuclear reactors and rebuild aging reactors at the Darlington nuclear station. New reactors were originally supposed to cost $6 billion. Now, the...

Greenpeace tells World Energy Congress to go beyond dirty, risky oil

Feature story | September 12, 2010 at 11:09

(Montreal) — About 60 Greenpeace activists, a dozen of which in oil-covered bathing suits, staged a “Black Tide Beach Party” today to tell participants at the World Energy Congress (WEC) in Montreal that there is an urgent need for the world to...

To the first follower

Blog entry by Juliette | September 10, 2010

A colleague forwarded a video about building a movement yesterday, and it made me think of the moment when we see a petition, or any online action suddenly taking off. But before I get started, watch the video: ...

An Energy [R]evolution is waiting for us

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | September 9, 2010

Your workday starts with a trip to the office on an electric train.  You walk into your geothermally-cooled, energy efficient building.  On a sunny day, intelligent blinds controlled by a computer automatically control the flow of...

Greenpeace report challenges Canada’s need for dirty, risky fossil fuels

Feature story | September 9, 2010 at 3:00

(Toronto) — Greenpeace today released a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s energy potential that challenges the need for dirty oil from the tar sands and shows that Canada can create tens of thousands of green jobs, while providing over 90 per...

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