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

 

People Vs Oil - Toast The Coast - Jericho Beach, July13

Video | June 15, 2015 at 11:27

A beach-side celebration of our beautiful coastline that took place on June 13, with live music, incredible participatory art, and fun games and activities! Toast the Coast and send a message to Stephen Harper that people — not oil — belong on...

Stop Shell

Image | June 13, 2015 at 18:00

A beach-side celebration of our beautiful coastline that took place on June 13, with live music, incredible participatory art, and fun games and activities! Toast the Coast and send a message to Stephen Harper that people — not oil — belong on...

Toast The Coast

Image gallery | June 11, 2015

People VS Oil Protest in Haida Gwaii

Video | June 4, 2015 at 10:08

Erica Ryan-Gagne of the Haida Nation talks about the importance of the People VS Oil protest in Haida Gwaii. www.greenpeace.ca/peoplevsoil

Act On Climate March

Image | April 11, 2015 at 16:19

Over 25,000 citizens marched in Quebec City on April 11, 2015 calling on Premiers and the Federal Government to Act on Climate. Photo credit: © Greenpeace/Robert van Waarden

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