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

 

Greenpeace calls on Harper government to support a strong new climate deal

Feature story | December 3, 2009 at 17:00

With the historic United Nations climate change conference beginning Monday in Copenhagen, Greenpeace has renewed its call for the Harper government to listen to Canadians and to show leadership on global warming.

Day 2 - in Copenhagen

Blog entry by Marie-Christine Aubin Côté | December 2, 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...

Introducing Marie-Christine!

Blog entry by Marie-Christine Aubin Côté | December 1, 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...

Aging Harper and Obama, apologize for climate chaos

Feature story | November 29, 2009 at 17:00

People walking on Bank Street near Parliament Hill were greeted today with apologies for not stopping catastrophic climate change from an aged Prime Minister Harper and President Obama.

See George Monbiot in Toronto

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | November 23, 2009 4 comments

I've said it before: George Monbiot is a hero of mine.  He's a great journalist, who sweats the details , takes on the deniers and who's not afraid of  confrontation .  I'm thrilled that Greenpeace is co-presenting his talk in...

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