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

 

XEROX: STOP DESTROYING INTACT BOREAL FOREST

Feature story | July 29, 2009 at 17:00

Right now, the XEROX building downtown Montreal has been declared a forest crime scene by a team of Greenpeace’s volunteers. They are holding banners saying XEROX: DON’T BUY BOREAL FOREST DESTRUCTION at the entrance doors and handing flyers. In...

Endangered species bycatch worthy of MSC label?

Blog entry by Sarah King | July 27, 2009 1 comment

Let's hope not. Currently, the Canadian Atlantic swordfish fisheries are under Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment in hopes that they will be able to carry the blue and white logo that is meant to denote sustainability. The...

16 Greenpeace activists arrested during blockade of Quebec forest ministry

Feature story | July 26, 2009 at 17:00

Two teams of Greenpeace activists have been arrested for blockading the offices of the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources today to protest against the ministry’s approval of the destruction of the last remaining intact forest areas in the province.

Greenpeace blocks office of Quebec’s forest ministry

Feature story | July 26, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists are blocking access to the Ministry of Natural Resources to disrupt its regular business activities in protest against the destruction of Quebec’s last intact forests.

Another One Bites the Dust – Bruce Power Cancels Reactors

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | July 23, 2009 2 comments

More proof the so-called nuclear renaissance is dead on arrival: Bruce Power announced today it is abandoning two proposals to build new reactors at the Bruce and Nanticoke sites in Ontario . This comes on the heels of the...

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