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

 

Demonstrations ramp up at COP16

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | December 7, 2010

Last week inside the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun there were a number of protests at the Moon Palace. These actions took place alongside a vast array of civil society events during the week and into the weekend...

Canada cements position at Cancun as a nation against climate action

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | December 6, 2010

Media are reporting today that federal Environment Minister John Baird will try to administer a fatal blow to the Kyoto Protocol during his visit to the UN climate talks in Cancun that run to the end of this week. Other happenings...

Earth to politicians, turn down the heat, please

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | December 2, 2010

Some news related to the UN climate conference now underway in Cancun that again shows why Greenpeace argues for an Energy [R]evolution that would end our addiction to oil and deal with climate change. The World Meteorological...

Broken umbrella in Cancun

Blog entry by Virginie Lambert Ferry | December 1, 2010

Lesotho's representative wearing an anti Canadian shirt in Cancun In Cancun a dominant theme seems to be cautious flexibility. True, signaling flexibility shows a good faith effort toward achieving agreement. Even Saudi Arabia...

Canada sweeps up three fossil awards at the Cancun climate conference

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | November 30, 2010

Another climate conference and another bad start for Canada. On the opening day of the United Nations climate conference in Cancun yesterday, Canada “won” three Fossil of the Day awards — a first, a second and a third place — and swept...

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