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.

Arctic

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling activities. The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on our planet and is experiencing the most severe climate impacts on Earth. The Arctic has been called "the world's refrigerator," and one reason is the role of sea ice in regulating global climate. Greenpeace is pushing for a big, visionary measures to save the Arctic. 

Tar Sands

Greenpeace calls on oil companies and the Canadian government to stop the tar sands. We call for an end to industrialization in vast areas of Indigenous territories, forests and wetlands in northern Alberta.

 

Nuclear

Greenpeace fights nuclear power because it poses a serious threat to the environment and humanity. The expansion of nuclear power must be halted and nuclear plants shut down so that we can develop a clean energy future. That's why we are working to stop Darlington in Ontario and protect electricity consumers from a new round of nuclear debt.

Energy [R]evolution

Greenpeace pressures the Canadian government and mobilizes citizens to demand action on climate change. We have developed a comprehensive Energy [R]evolution for Canada. The Energy [R]evolution outlines a clean energy future that challenges the current destructive energy scenario. Join Canada's Energy [R]evolution and support renewable energy to fight climate change.

The latest updates

 

Confidential documents detail oil industry lobbying to weaken greenhouse gas rules

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 8, 2013

Documents obtained by Greenpeace (using Alberta’s Freedom of Information Act) show that the oil industry has been lobbying for the weakest possible greenhouse gas regulation for their sector. Oil companies have spent millions to...

Why I chained myself to Kinder Morgan's tar sands tanker terminal

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 17, 2013

Yesterday, I chained myself to the gate of Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker-loading facility in Metro Vancouver alongside my new friend Ben, while 14 fellow activists entered the site to shut it down for the day as part of a protest against...

Greenpeace activists target tar sands tanker loading facility

Feature story | October 16, 2013 at 9:00

Sixteen Greenpeace activists targeted the loading dock at Kinder Morgan’s tar sands pipeline terminus in Metro Vancouver in an early morning protest.

Rainbow Warrior – pointing to a new tomorrow

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | September 30, 2013

42 years ago a bunch of brave folks in Vancouver got together to bear witness to nuclear testing the U.S. was doing in Alaska. Those passionate people decided they needed a ship to make their point – that atmospheric nuclear tests were...

Oil company ordered to drain lake to deal with on-going tar sands spills

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 26, 2013

There are some things in life you think are permanent. For me lakes are on that list. While lakes will move somewhat over time they are often pillars in our history. I remember the lake I went to almost every summer as a child, the one...

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