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

 

Climate and Energy Issues: President Obama’s Visit to Ottawa

Publication | February 16, 2009 at 17:00

Energy and global warming are expected to be at the top of the agenda when President Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet in Ottawa on February 19, 2009. There are a number of issues relevant to this discussion, including: Tar Sands and...

Waste

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 15:19

Nuclear waste is produced at every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, from uranium mining and enrichment, to the operation of the reactor and the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. Much of this nuclear waste will remain hazardous for hundreds of...

Tritium Q&A

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 14:19

Tritium is radioactive water or water vapour. It’s not something in the water, but the water molecules themselves that are radioactive. Tritium is the radioactive isotope of hydrogen. That means tritium is unstable and gives off radiation when it...

Terrorism

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 14:11

“Nuclear terrorism is still often treated as science fiction — I wish it were. But unfortunately we live in a world of excess hazardous materials and abundant technological know-how, in which some terrorists clearly state their intention to...

Safety

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 14:08

Safe reactors are a myth. An accident can occur in any nuclear reactor, causing the release of large quantities of deadly radiation into the environment. Even during normal operation, radioactive materials are regularly discharged into the air...

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