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

 

Canada “Fossil of the Day” at Barcelona Climate Talks

Feature story | November 1, 2009 at 17:00

With only 34 days to go until the most important climate change summit of our time takes place in Copenhagen this December, Canada has once again been singled out as a major blockade to the strong global agreement that our planet desperately needs.

KYOTOplus coalition delivers petition to Harper demanding climate action

Feature story | October 21, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace and representatives from Canada’s KYOTOplus climate coalition today raised giant banners on Parliament Hill representing the 100,000 Canadians who want action now from the Harper government on the climate crisis.

This Saturday: Join the international movement to stop climate change!

Feature story | October 21, 2009 at 11:20

Saturday October 24th is the International Day of Climate Action. Around the world, events are being held to promote action on climate change.

The Great Stephen Harper CLIMATE Cacophony

Blog entry by noemiD | October 15, 2009

www.equiterre.org/cacophonie . Join our 350-second noise-fest on October 24th International Day of Climate Action Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Montreal: Place des festivals (corner of Maisonneuve & Jeanne-Mance) Quebec...

Greenpeace alters Total billboards in Edmonton to be more honest

Feature story | October 8, 2009 at 17:00

While Greenpeace activists took direct action yesterday at a French energy giant Total S.A. refinery in France to expose the climate crime of the tar sands, Greenpeace activists from Canada were busy altering two Total billboards in Edmonton to...

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