Energy [R]evolution

Icebergs from glaciers display alarming signs of increased melt and flow rate in Greenland. © Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace

Greenpeace pressures the federal government and mobilizes Canadians to demand action on climate change. We have developed a comprehensive Energy [R]evolution for Canada that outlines a green energy future that challenges this country’s current destructive energy scenario. Become part of the Canadian Energy [R]evolution and fight climate change by supporting renewable energy.

Climate change is a reality, and it’s caused by human activity: the burning of fossil fuels. Climate change has a serious effect on the environment and people. Experts estimate hundreds of thousands of people die annually from the effects of climate change. Global warming causes glaciers to melt, sea levels to rise, extreme weather and habitat loss.

Climate scientists agree that global greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2015 and then drop significantly to keep the increase in the average global temperature to less than 2 degrees C and avoid catastrophic climate change.

How Greenpeace works to stop climate change

  • Targeting offenders: We take direct action against operations in the tar sands.
  • Pressuring governments: We confront the federal and Alberta governments and urge them to stop promoting the dirty oil of the tar sands and do more to tackle climate change. We pressure the federal government to make its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 stronger.
  • Mobilizing Canadians: We inspire Canadians—150,000 and counting—to join us in demanding action on climate change from the federal government.
  • Offering energy alternatives: We urge Canada to invest in green energy. The Greenpeace Energy [R]evolution for Canada and other Energy [R]evolution reports show how a green energy system and higher energy efficiency can address climate change.

The latest updates


“Ambitious, effective and achievable”? Assessing Alberta’s new Climate Change Strategy

Blog entry by Emilia Kennedy | November 24, 2015 1 comment

On Sunday, the Alberta government announced a historic new climate change strategy. When the Notley government was first elected in May 2015, it promised to develop a new strategy that was  “ambitious, effective and achievable,” in the...

What does a credible Alberta Climate Change Strategy look like?

Blog entry by Emilia Kennedy | November 20, 2015

In the coming days Alberta is getting a new climate change strategy. And its getting one just in time - at the end of this month, world leaders will meet in Paris to try to come up with a global plan to address the growing crisis. With...

#ABClimateDays - It’s Action Time

Blog entry by Emilia Kennedy | November 16, 2015

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and her government have promised to release an “ambitious, effective and achievable” set of climate policies in time for the UN Climate negotiations in Paris, and their deadline is fast approaching...

Alberta Must Meet the Science and Justice of Climate Change and We Have To Help Them...

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 15, 2015

We are living in an unprecedented time. This year will likely be the hottest year ever recorded . Parts of the Middle East are set to be uninhabitable as climate change creates heat and humidity waves ‘ fundamentally...

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | November 13, 2015

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

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