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’s mounting embarrassment at the Copenhagen climate summit

Feature story | December 8, 2009 at 17:00

For the third consecutive day, Canada was awarded a Fossil of the Day at the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen (Dec. 7 to 18). Few other countries have ever earned this embarrassing distinction.

Parliament security? What about WORLD security?

Blog entry by Bruce Cox | December 8, 2009

Over 300,000 people die from the effects of climate change annually . About 30,000 of those die from extreme weather events and the remainder by climate-driven-drought, malnutrition and disease. By my calculation, that is about 800...

Copenhagen Day One – Politicians Talk; Leaders Act

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 5, 2009 1 comment

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...

Harper gets a surprise visit in Beijing from Greenpeace China

Feature story | December 4, 2009 at 17:17

Just three days before the UN climate change summit opens in Copenhagen, Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Beijing, where he received a surprise visit at the Canadian embassy from Greenpeace China and two polar bears.

Art & activism: Copenhagen prepares for world leader

Blog entry by Marie-Christine Aubin Côté | December 4, 2009

Marie-Christine Aubin Côté, a student at the University of Montreal, is Greenpeace Canada's Solar Generation representative at the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen. She'll be blogging in French and English for us...

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