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

 

Pedal for the Planet Visits Ignatieff's Office

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | September 8, 2009

On Friday we joined Pedal for the Planet as they ended the Windsor to Toronto leg of their cross-country tour at Michael Ignatieff's Constituency Office in Etobicoke, ON.  Although Mr. Ignatieff was not there, we did get a chance...

AFTER SUMMER CAMP, HERE COME THE CLIMATE ACTION CAMPS!

Feature story | August 27, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace has extended the summer camp season to train activists in peaceful civil disobedience as a way to fight climate change.

Get KYOTOplus Petitions Signed & Get a Free Climate Defender Shirt!

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | August 18, 2009 3 comments

Wear Your Free KYOTOplus Climate Defender Shirt with Pride! Hundreds of Canadians have signed up to be Climate Defenders , working on getting KYOTO plus Petitions signed, sending letters to their MPs, and raising funds . ...

While Premiers Fuddled Around, the Forest Burned

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | August 13, 2009 10 comments

Last week in Regina , Canada's premiers blew a valuable opportunity to confront the climate crisis head on.  Rick Smith from Environmental Defense did a great job of outlining our hopes for the Council of the Federation: Mainly...

Greenpeace demands action on the climate from Canada’s Premiers in Regina

Feature story | August 5, 2009 at 17:00

Regina—Greenpeace is at the annual Council of the Federation meeting in Regina of premiers and territorial leaders to send a strong message that now is the time for real action from Canada’s leaders to stop global warming.

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