This week in Greenpeace pictures

Every day, people from all over the world fight to ensure a green, peaceful and safe future for our planet. From Finland to Indonesia, here’s a look at some of the top Greenpeace images this week:

Sami actions in Finland and Lapland

The Indigenous Sámi youth organisation Suoma Sámi Nuorat, Suohpanterror artivist collective and Greenpeace activists join in a demonstration against industrial exploitation of the Great Northern Forest in the Sámi territory in northern Finland early September 2018
Artist John Quigley creates an iconic visual message themed, Hummingbird Rising: Human Mandala for Climate Justice! This artistic ritual will be fueled by people power as we share our collective intention to manifest a regenerative future. This co-created symbol is a message to world leaders of all levels that the climate has changed and so must we
Greenpeace Australia Pacific climbers have taken to the flagpoles outside the Parliament House in Canberra to send a message to new Prime Minister Scott Morrison as he returns for the first day in parliament since taking over as leader of the country.
The activists have placed signs reading “Coal is killing our democracy” and “Get your hand off it” to call on Scott Morrison to drop his coal-loving ways
More than 100,000 people demonstrated in France, including more than 18,000 in Paris to show popular support for urgent measures to combat climate change. While the French government has just appointed a new minister of ecology following the resignation of Nicolas Hulot, citizen mobilization for the climate continues. Against the inaction of the French President Emmanuel Macron and his government, the pressure of citizens is more important than ever
Activist work on creating art for the RISE for Climate, Jobs & Justice march on the deck of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. The art is used for the march scheduled for September 8, 2018, a global day of action to demand our elected leaders commit to no new fossil fuels and a just and fair transition to 100% renewable energy

Demonstration against planned logging in Hambach Forest in Germany

Greenpeace activists take part at a demonstration to protest against RWE´s plans for logging in Hambach Forest for coal mining. Together with other environmental organisations and people, they are walking peacefully with colourful signs from the Buir train station to the Hambach Forest

Anti-nuclear protest at Macron’s visit in Luxembourg

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner demanding a nuclear free Europe during French president Emmanuel Macron’s visit at the Philharmonie in Kirchberg, Luxembourg. Emmanuel Macron visited Luxembourg to take part in a citizens’ assembly to talk about Europe’s future
The Salt Marshes are designated sites of special scientific interest (SSSI). This coastal area in Norfolk, UK, has an extremely high conservation value. SSSI’s are designated by an official authority and contain important habitats. “Unearthed”, a Greenpeace UK journalism project, has uncovered the lack of monitoring of the salt marshes designated as SSSI’s around The Wash bay and the North Norfolk Coast
A new Greenpeace International investigation has revealed that Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader and supplier to brands like P&G, Nestlé and Unilever, is still linked to forest destruction for palm oil almost five years after committing to end deforestation. Mapping and satellite analysis shows that Gama, one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil plantation companies, set up by Wilmar’s co-founder, Martua Sitorus and his brother Ganda in 2011 destroyed at least 21,500ha of rainforest or peatland
Product shots of various food items in plastic packaging
The groups are opposing a proposal to put up a 670-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the town of Luna. The proposal threatens not only the environmental stability of this picturesque province but also the health and livelihoods of the communities that rely on a burgeoning tourism industry

And from the Archives…

Forest Documentation in Central Kalimantan, Sept 2013
Wildlife and waste in the Oceans, Sept 2012
Traditional Papuan Bodypaint, March 2006

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