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

 

Now is the perfect time for Ontario to put a price on carbon pollution

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | January 13, 2015

This originally appeared as an op ed in the Kingston Whig-Standard The recent plummet in the price of oil has produced some obvious winners and losers. Consumers win and oil companies lose. Alberta's oilpatch pain is (mostly) gain...

Podcast: Birds reduce the ill effects of garbage. Recycling meds.

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | January 5, 2015

This month we're talking garbage...San Francisco, the city beside Silicon Valley, is cutting edge in the world of garbage. It was the first US city to require food composting for residents and businesses. SFdiverts the most waste of...

Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice to the planet this year

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr, Executive Director Greenpeace Canada | December 22, 2014 2 comments

License   Some rights reserved  by  Bart Fields  photo credit:  bart fields We’ve made our list. We’ve checked it twice. Now, it’s time to find out which Canadians will be getting a stocking full of eco-friendly goodies and...

For workers and for our public forests, Resolute must work to regain its FSC certificates

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | December 18, 2014

By the middle of January of next year, Resolute Forest Products will see the termination of four of its FSC certificates in Lac St-Jean, Quebec and Northern Ontario totaling an area of over 8 million hectares of Boreal Forest. The...

Shell's Arctic drilling team just pleaded GUILTY

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | December 9, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: greepeace This drill ship is definitely NOT Arctic ready Shell and its allies cannot be trusted to drill in the Arctic. Their reputation took another hammering last night when...

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