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

 

World Food Crisis and Food Security: conference

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | October 8, 2008 2 comments

Last spring prices of corn, wheat, and other staples doubled or more leading to riots and unrest around the world.  How can we prevent more disruption of our food supplies in coming years? How do we solve the food crisis?  Some of the...

Feds sued over refusal to protect resident killer whales

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 17:00

Environmental groups across Canada, including Greenpeace, hit the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) with a lawsuit today. Filed by lawyers with Ecojustice, the lawsuit alleges that DFO has failed to legally protect critical habitat...

Activists interrupt Harper in Toronto

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 17:00

Two Greenpeace staff interupted Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a speech in downtown Toronto today. Climate and Energy Coordinator Dave Martin stood on a chair and held up a banner reading “Stop Global Warming: Support KYOTOplus” during...

Great Bear Rainforest Countdown: Greenpeace needs your help to "Keep the Promise"

Feature story | October 6, 2008 at 17:00

The countdown is on for British Columbia's provincial government to implement the promises they made to protect the Great Bear Rainforest, and Greenpeace needs your help to ensure that Premier Gordon Campbell and his government "Keep the Promise."

Financial Crash and the End Days of Industrial Agriculture?

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | October 3, 2008 5 comments

Yesterday, sha res in Saskatchewan's PotashCorp fell 26% driving Canadian stock markets to a selling frenzy .  Global agrochemical giant Agrium followed suit. These events mark a key sign post that the so-called ‘dot corn’ bubble...

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