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

 

Ontario's carbon price is an important step toward a low-carbon future

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 14, 2015 1 comment

Congratulations to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government on taking an important step towards implementing an economy-wide price on carbon pollution. The Premier announced yesterday  that Ontario will be joining with Quebec...

A Historic Day in Quebec City to Act On Climate

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 12, 2015

Yesterday I marched in the streets of Quebec City with 25,000 other people demanding that Canada act on climate . The march was the largest environmental march in Quebec City’s history and was one of the largest climate...

All you need to know about the #ActOnClimate March

Blog entry by Greenpeace Canada & Act On Climate organizers | April 11, 2015

The Greenpeace Canada team is really excited about TODAY’s gathering in Quebec City! As you know, we're expecting thousands of people on April 11th for the Act on Climate March . Our message is simple: premiers can't act...

Shell's trying to silence your voice on Arctic drilling...

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | April 10, 2015

"If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any jurisdiction over the issue?" With remarkable prescience, this question...

Premiers: we’ve got your back if you’ll Act on Climate

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 9, 2015

Before jumping on a bus tomorrow to take part in the Act on Climate march this weekend, we thought it’d be nice to help some politicians with their math homework. We’ll be in the streets to send a message to provincial premiers –...

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