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 Seafood Tour Stops In Victoria

Blog entry by Christine Leclerc | May 25, 2009 4 comments

Earlier today activists from Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, and Brazil arrived at the Foul Bay Safeway in Victoria, BC to remind Safeway of its responsibility to protect the oceans. Volunteers greeted the public with banners that read...

Greenpeace activists arrested in campaign to confront supermarkets

Feature story | May 25, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace has begun a confrontation campaign to convince Canada’s major supermarket chains to stop selling Redlist species—seafood that is the most threatened by overharvesting. The key activity on the first day of the campaign (Monday May 26,...

Bothered by My Green Conscience

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | May 25, 2009 3 comments

Franke James, talking about how lasting change is often sparked by a combination of factors - legislation, social acceptance, and community initiative and desire: What levers work best to change behaviours?  Will we do something we...

Greenpeace seafood ranking shows supermarkets still selling out the oceans

Feature story | May 21, 2009 at 17:00

Canadians with seafood that is sustainably caught and farmed and failing to help protect the world’s oceans and marine life.

Robson Bight Salvage Operation a Success

Feature story | May 19, 2009 at 17:00

The long awaited salvage operation of the wreckage in Robson Bight Ecological Reserve was completed on Tuesday, providing hope that B.C.’s resident orcas no longer face the threat of another spill from a sunken truck laden with diesel fuel.

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