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

 

Canada Chosen as “Colossal Fossil”

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 12, 2008 12 comments

Fossil of the year - Poznan 2008 Poznan, Poland   -   For the second year in a row, Canada has been chosen as the most obstructive country at the United Nations climate talks. The negotiations, scheduled to wrap up today,...

Global day of action on climate 2008

Blog entry by Andrea Macdonald | December 12, 2008

Rally to stop global warming in Vancouver On December 7, 2008 Canadians across the country participated in rallies to STOP GLOBAL WARMING. The rallies were part of the Global Day of Action that is being held around the world to...

International Climate Advocates Slam Canadian Tar Sands

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 11, 2008

Poznan, Poland - Over 60 organizations participating in the United Nations climate change talks in Poznan and other groups around the world today called on Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Alberta's Environment Minister...

Prentice-Renner: Sign-off Letter

Feature story | December 10, 2008 at 17:00

Over 60 organizations participating in the United Nations climate change talks in Poznan, Poland (December 1-12, 2008) and other groups around the world called on Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Alberta’s Environment Minister Rob...

Tar Sands to Blame for Canada's Shame

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 10, 2008

Poznan, Poland - There's no doubt that Alberta's tar sands are the reason that the Canadian government under Stephen Harper has refused to get serious about global warming. Canada continues to be widely criticized for its failure to...

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