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

 

Greenpeace back on Parliament Hill with climate change message

Feature story | December 18, 2009 at 13:46

As world leaders meet at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Greenpeace was again on Parliament Hill today with a message for Prime Minister Harper.

Jim Prentice: On the Record on Climate Change

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 17, 2009 2 comments

There has been a lot of talk about Canada’s role at the Copenhagen – most of it not very flattering. Yet despite the overwhelming criticism from seemingly all fronts, the Harper government insists that Canada has played a...

Embarrassment continues to mount for Canada

Feature story | December 15, 2009 at 21:32

The sad story of Canada’s undermining the crucial climate negotiations in Copenhagen continues to play out.

Critical Chance to Save Woodland Caribou

Feature story | December 15, 2009 at 17:00

The woodland caribou in Ontario’s Boreal forest is threatened with extinction because of the long history of forest destruction allowed by the Ontario government in the southern Boreal forest, the enormous area of the province where most logging,...

Canada sabotages Copenhagen climate negotiations: Prentice should resign

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 15, 2009 17 comments

This is a blog by Dave Martin, Climate and Energy Coordinator of Greenpeace Canada. Dave is a delegate to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which takes place from December 7 to 18, 2009. Stay tuned to...

1146 - 1150 of 1517 results.