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 pressures Ottawa on Tar Sands at UN Climate Conference

Feature story | December 5, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace is using its influence at the United Nations climate change conference in Poznan, Poland to marshal international support for its efforts to stop tar sands development and focus world attention on Canada’s refusal to make significant...

Narwhals become canaries of climate change?

Blog entry by Sarah King | December 4, 2008 3 comments

A study published earlier this year in the journal Ecological Applications identified the narwhal as the species the most vulnerable to climate change. Sadly, we saw evidence of this tragic vulnerability as hundreds of these mythical...

We Are Solar Generation

Blog entry by contributor | December 2, 2008 1 comment

This is Andrea MacDonald, volunteer from Greenpeace Vancouver. Solar generation at Poznan 2008 I'm excited to be representing my country in the Greenpeace Solar Generation delegation at the United Nations Framework...

Support action and leadership on global warming!

Feature story | December 2, 2008 at 17:00

The Harper government released an economic update last week that had no vision for the future of our environment. There was no economic stimulus that would create a green economy and green jobs. Worse still, at the United Nations climate change...

Canadians want to take on global warming

Feature story | December 1, 2008 at 17:00

A new poll, commissioned by Greenpeace and three other Canadian groups, shows that a solid majority of Canadians want the federal government to fight global warming. Canadians support taking action even during the economic crisis, according to...

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