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

 

Oil Companies banking on world failure to address climate crisis.

Blog entry by mhudema | May 30, 2014 2 comments

Oil companies are banking on the destruction of the planet. That’s a statement that many of us suspected but now one of them is actually starting to admit it .  Recently, in response to a report by the Carbon Tracker...

Corporate executives could be personally liable for undermining action on climate change

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 28, 2014 4 comments

Greenpeace is putting the corporate executives of major fossil fuel companies on notice that they could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing policies to fight climate change. Together with WWF and the...

Greenpeace activists intercept first shipment of Arctic offshore oil

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | May 1, 2014

As social beings, we often celebrate our firsts: first step, first word, first day of college are typically shared and applauded with loved ones. But some firsts are more a cause for head-shakes than hi-fives, as is the case with the...

The Unbreakable Bonds and Beauty of the Fight against the Keystone XL

Blog entry by mhudema | April 28, 2014

For the past week I have been amazed, humbled, and inspired by the power of people. This last week an area between the Washington monument and the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. was transformed into a meeting place, a...

Act now to save the planet: IPCC report

Blog entry by mhudema | April 16, 2014 1 comment

The latest International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released on Sunday.  The report, perhaps the most hopeful of IPCC reports to date, had one clear message – we can save the planet but only if we start acting now. ...

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