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

 

Another Historic Day in the Fight Against Keystone XL

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | August 7, 2017

“The only network bigger then the network of pipelines running across the country is the network of people rising up against them.”   Yesterday I was on the streets of Lincoln, Nebraska with hundreds of pipeline fighters and...

Trump abandons the Paris Climate Agreement - How bad is that?

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | June 1, 2017

Yes, it’s bad. But the world moves on. Today, US President Trump announced that the US is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. Time to panic — or not a big deal? We’ve asked Jennifer Morgan — Greenpeace International’s...

Liberal pro-oil talking points take a hit from new IEA report

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 21, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got multiple standing ovations from an oil industry crowd in Houston earlier this month, where he told them “As I said on the very first trip to the oil patch back in 2012, no country would find 173...

Seismic cannons won’t blast Arctic waters this year, but Clyde River Inuit await...

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | March 3, 2017

News just broke that oil exploration companies will not conduct seismic blasting in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait this summer. Residents of Baffin Island — including Clyde River — and all the unique marine life calling these waters home...

#BridgesNotWalls — It’s Time for Solidarity, Love and Hope

Blog entry by Miriam Wilson | January 16, 2017

This Friday , Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, after a year when, around the world, the politics of hate, fear and division too often blossomed. On January 20th , Greenpeace will join with ...

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