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

 

Nyobe Inspires

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | August 14, 2009

On Pedal for the Planet's Updates from the Road I read the inspiring story of Nyobe , a young girl who's just off training wheels, but already is active in defending the climate, happily riding along with her family: ...

Marine reserves - just a stone's throw away

Feature story | August 13, 2009 at 17:00

This week we have created a granite shield against bottom trawling in a fragile and ecologically important marine area in Sweden. Our activists sailed into Swedish waters and have so far placed 140 granite rocks (each weighing between 0.5 and 3...

While Premiers Fuddled Around, the Forest Burned

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | August 13, 2009 10 comments

Last week in Regina , Canada's premiers blew a valuable opportunity to confront the climate crisis head on.  Rick Smith from Environmental Defense did a great job of outlining our hopes for the Council of the Federation: Mainly...

There's probably no cod....

Blog entry by Sarah King | August 12, 2009

...but that doesn't stop DFO from praying to cod that fishing them will bring them back. And that's despite their own scientists' recommendations. I mean, for the love of cod DFO, a 'stewardship' fishery? Stewardship implies...

Prosecution doesn't have to disclose evidence against Tokyo 2

Blog entry by Sarah King | August 11, 2009 1 comment

Some frustrating news out of Japan today as the court denies disclosure of evidence against the T2. The following press release was issued out of Aomori where the decision was made. Court denies disclosure of whale meat embezzlement...

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