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

 

Are you being SLAPPed? How corporations and governments try to silence public debate

Blog entry by Karianne Bruning, Legal Coordinator | May 23, 2014

The lawyers at Greenpeace International are a creative, dedicated team who tackle a wide range of duties. Part of our work is preparing legal strategies and defence for cases against Greenpeace International. We also monitor legal...

Greenpeace at Resolute’s AGM: will Richard Garneau be part of the solution?

Blog entry by Ioana Cotutiu and Nicolas Mainville | May 23, 2014

We are at the Annual General Meeting of Resolute Forest Products, held for the first time in Saint-Félicien, in the heart of Quebec’s forest industry. We’re asking Resolute CEO Richard Garneau today if he will be part of the...

Environment Canada memo contradicts Prime Minister’s rationale for delaying oil...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 23, 2014 2 comments

An  internal memo  to the federal Minister of the Environment, obtained by Greenpeace via Access to Information legislation, contradicts Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s publicly-stated reason for delaying the long-awaited greenhouse...

Ocean heroes in a half shell: it’s World Turtle Day!

Blog entry by Willie | May 22, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: © Greenpeace / Paul Hilton Sea turtles live in the ocean. They don’t loiter around so much as cruise the whole sea, taking in shallow coastal lagoons, stopping by  seamounts ,...

Greenpeace activists standing up for belugas against big oil

Blog entry by Patrick Bonin | May 22, 2014

Greenpeace has sent a team of observers to monitor the work of the pipeline company Transcanada that wants to build an oil port near a beluga nursery near Cacouna, on the Saint Lawrence River. On May 20 th , they observed over a dozen...

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