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

 

Historic opportunity to avert climate chaos squandered in Copenhagen

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 13:24

Greenpeace strongly condemned the arrogance of the heads of state from the world’s most powerful countries today for presenting a ‘take it or leave it’ deal to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. While world leaders, including Stephen Harper, have...

Greenpeace back on Parliament Hill with climate change message

Feature story | December 18, 2009 at 13:46

As world leaders meet at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Greenpeace was again on Parliament Hill today with a message for Prime Minister Harper.

Jim Prentice: On the Record on Climate Change

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 17, 2009 2 comments

There has been a lot of talk about Canada’s role at the Copenhagen – most of it not very flattering. Yet despite the overwhelming criticism from seemingly all fronts, the Harper government insists that Canada has played a...

Embarrassment continues to mount for Canada

Feature story | December 15, 2009 at 21:32

The sad story of Canada’s undermining the crucial climate negotiations in Copenhagen continues to play out.

Canada sabotages Copenhagen climate negotiations: Prentice should resign

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 15, 2009 17 comments

This is a blog by Dave Martin, Climate and Energy Coordinator of Greenpeace Canada. Dave is a delegate to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which takes place from December 7 to 18, 2009. Stay tuned to...

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