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.

GMO Foods

Genetically engineered foods pose unknown risks to human health and could cause irreversible biological pollution. The government must better regulate this experimental industry and support sustainable, organic agriculture.

 

The latest updates

 

World on the Edge

Blog entry by Andrea Macdonald | December 6, 2008 1 comment

The Climate Rescue Centre in Poznan 2008 Yesterday I visited the Greenpeace Climate Rescue Station in Konin, almost two hours outside of Poznan, Poland, where the United Nations climate conference is talking place. The...

Greenpeace pressures Ottawa on Tar Sands at UN Climate Conference

Feature story | December 5, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace is using its influence at the United Nations climate change conference in Poznan, Poland to marshal international support for its efforts to stop tar sands development and focus world attention on Canada’s refusal to make significant...

Narwhals become canaries of climate change?

Blog entry by Sarah King | December 4, 2008 3 comments

A study published earlier this year in the journal Ecological Applications identified the narwhal as the species the most vulnerable to climate change. Sadly, we saw evidence of this tragic vulnerability as hundreds of these mythical...

We Are Solar Generation

Blog entry by contributor | December 2, 2008 1 comment

This is Andrea MacDonald, volunteer from Greenpeace Vancouver. Solar generation at Poznan 2008 I'm excited to be representing my country in the Greenpeace Solar Generation delegation at the United Nations Framework...

Support action and leadership on global warming!

Feature story | December 2, 2008 at 17:00

The Harper government released an economic update last week that had no vision for the future of our environment. There was no economic stimulus that would create a green economy and green jobs. Worse still, at the United Nations climate change...

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