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

 

'Save the Arctic' Lego Protest in Canada

Image | July 1, 2014 at 10:30

Greenpeace creates a protest scene with LEGO figures in front of at Parliament Hill, home to Canada's Federal Government in Ottawa. Greenpeace is urging Lego to cut ties with Shell and help 'Save the Arctic." For the last few years Shell has been...

Tar Sands Healing Walk 2014

Image | June 27, 2014 at 12:00

For the fifth year, First Nations peoples, tar sands community members and environmental advocates will come together for a 20km walk through the tar sands. The walk is a chance to see tar sands destruction first hand, but more importantly to...

Arctic Council Meeting

Image | March 25, 2014 at 16:00

Senior Arctic Officials meeting under Canada's chairmanship, concerned Northerners along with Greenpeace activists displayed crowd-sourced messages outside the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories as delegates arrived to discuss the...

Vancouver "Wall of Women" against Tar Sands

Image | March 22, 2014 at 15:30

Women leaders from three Vancouver-area First Nations are joined by supporters in forming a "Wall of Women" opposing Kinder Morgan's Tar Sands pipeline expansion project. The group included Squamish First Nation leader Shamentsut Slhanay (Mandy...

Arctic 30 members released on bail - joyful moments in Saint Petersburg

Video | November 22, 2013 at 15:30

Compilation featuring the emotional moments experienced by those members of the Arctic 30 who have this week been granted bail and released from prison in Saint Petersburg.

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