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

 

Time for G8 Action – No Warming / No War

Blog entry by Dave Martin | March 29, 2010 4 comments

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon is meeting today with the foreign ministers of the G8 countries in preparation for the summit hosted by Canada on June 25th in Huntsville, Ontario. Sadly, on the crucial...

US Retailer No Longer Traitor to the Oceans!

Blog entry by Sarah King | March 29, 2010 4 comments

TRADER JOES ANNOUNCES NEW PLAN TO SELL ONLY SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD BY 2012 Retailer removes red list species from shelves, calls for marine reserves March 27, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC—After enduring months of campaigning from...

Arctic Future: Not Behind Closed Doors !

Blog entry by Sarah King | March 29, 2010 2 comments

Greenpeace challenges closed-door meeting of Arctic “petroleum club” 29 March 2010 (Chelsea, Quebec) – As five foreign ministers hole up in the Gatineau Hills today to divide the resources beneath the Arctic Ocean,...

WAKE UP WORLD GOVERNMENTS, EXTINCTION IS FORVER!

Blog entry by Sarah King | March 28, 2010 2 comments

The UN marked 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity, but you wouldn’t know it by the recent activity of our world governments. It’s like they misread the memo…..'oh we’re suppose to wipe out as many species as possible this year...

Pipe up against Enbridge

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | March 23, 2010 2 comments

Today, I witnessed bold action being taken by First Nations in order to save our precious Great Bear Rainforest and its communities from a deadly oil spill. At a press conference in Vancouver, First Nations stated “…in upholding our...

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