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

 

Climate negotiators back out again in Bonn

Feature story | April 8, 2009 at 17:00

Another round of climate talks is over, this time in Bonn, Germany. Once again negotiators are leaving without a plan or having left any money on the table to tackle climate change.

Climate and people first

Feature story | April 1, 2009 at 17:00

We've got a message for the leaders of the richest nations in the world who are gathering in London for the G20 meeting to discuss the global economic crisis.

POWERSHIFT 2009

Blog entry by JessieS | March 3, 2009

Powershift 2009 in Vancouver From February 27th to March 2nd, 2009 young people from across the United States converged on Washington D.C. to take a message of bold, comprehensive and immediate federal climate action to Capitol...

Largest Civil Disobedience on Global Warming in U.S. History Turns up the Heat on...

Blog entry by Dave Martin | March 3, 2009

Washington, D.C., United States — In the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, clean energy activists from around the country staged the largest mass civil disobedience on global warming in American history. Over 2,500 people gathered in...

Welcome President Obama: Climate Leaders Don't Buy Tar Sands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | February 19, 2009

President Obama was extended a warm Canadian welcome yesterday morning when Greenpeace activists unveiled two large banners on the Alexandra Bridge in Ottawa that read Welcome President Obama and Climate Leaders Dont Buy Tar Sands. ...

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