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

 

Latest Updates from the Arctic Sunrise activists and crew members

Feature story | December 4, 2013 at 9:00

UPDATED: From peaceful action to dramatic seizure: a timeline of events since the Arctic Sunrise took action September 18 (CET).

Twenty tar sands companies responsible for one sixth of all man-made global warming...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 21, 2013

Twenty members of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) are jointly responsible for almost one sixth of all CO2 and methane emitted by human activity since the dawn of the industrial age. And the fact that we now know...

Activists climb Montreal’s Biosphère in support of Arctic 30

Feature story | November 20, 2013 at 7:40

Greenpeace Canada hung a banner high on Montreal’s Biosphère early this morning as Nicole Paul, mother of one of the two Canadian activists jailed in Russia for protesting Arctic drilling, encouraged them from below.

Greenpeace activists target tar sands tanker loading facility

Feature story | October 16, 2013 at 9:00

Sixteen Greenpeace activists targeted the loading dock at Kinder Morgan’s tar sands pipeline terminus in Metro Vancouver in an early morning protest.

Woodland caribou aren’t the only ones in trouble!

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | October 3, 2013

Not only are woodland caribou in serious trouble due to habitat loss, but biologists at Penn State University are sounding the alarm bell over arctic caribou populations, affected by climate change.  Because of warmer springs, plants...

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