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

 

Harper: MIA at G8

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | July 9, 2009

As our Greenpeace Canada Activists greet the morning 150m above Venice, I read promising headlines from the G8:  " Target found in G8's climate change fight " promises the Globe and Mail; " G8 vows ‘ambitious’ greenhouse emissions...

Climate chaos draws closer as G8 leaders fail to act: Greenpeace

Feature story | July 9, 2009 at 15:09

Greenpeace responses to the outcome of today’s G8 meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF):

Out of the comfort zone

Blog entry by PaulM | July 9, 2009 7 comments

With more climate science pointing to the need for urgent action on climate change - calling for cuts of carbon emissions of 80% by the time my kids are 50 - I decided that this year I would have to do things I've never done before,...

Don't Leave us Hanging Here!

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | July 8, 2009

This morning we asked Canadian activist Dexter Perera "where are you right now?" His response: "150 metres above Venice, why?" He's in Italy with fellow Greenpeace Canada activist Earl Beadle as part of an international contingent...

Pedalling Down the Days to Copenhagen

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | June 30, 2009

Have you had it with endless talk of climate change doom and gloom?  Looking for an opportunity to act?  Here's your chance - Pedal for the Planet needs you!  This Friday, Canadians on both coasts are departing from Victoria, BC ,...

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