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

 

Arctic ice melting faster as Canada turns away from climate policy

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | May 4, 2011 1 comment

Media are reporting that scientists with the Arctic Council see evidence that ice in the Arctic is melting faster than they expected.  This disturbing news comes right after the Harper government won a majority government. The...

How fast could the federal government put a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program in...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 27, 2011

The speed with which we could put in place a cap-and-trade program is, much to my surprise, a key question in the federal election campaign. The answer is: not long at all, if a government is willing to simply act on the ten years...

Environmental protection key to promoting strong economy, prosperous families and...

Feature story | April 21, 2011 at 11:57

Ottawa — In the midst of a federal election campaign and on the eve of Earth Day, the top executives of Canada’s major environmental organizations are calling on all political leaders to take concrete and immediate action to address Canada’s...

Gulf oil spill confidential documents now on-line: Help us find what’s in them

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 20, 2011

As our way of marking the anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf, Greenpeace has put on-line a searchable database of over 30,000 documents related to the Macondo disaster. Now we need your help to tell us what we’ve got. In...

Greenpeace puts climate change on the agenda for federal election

Feature story | April 15, 2011 at 10:20

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity and the rest of nature this century. Yet, in Election 2011 climate change barely gets a mention from leaders on the campaign trail.

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