This week in Greenpeace pictures

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

Hold the Line Cerrado communities and culture in Brazil

The region between the states of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia, known as MATOPIBA in Brazil., is considered the showcase of Brazilian agribusiness, with a high productions of soy and corn for export. However, this predatory model has rushed deforestation in the biome’s region, Cerrado, which is one of the most threatened biomes in Brazil and extremely important for the supply of aquifers throughout Latin America. The agribusiness expansion puts traditional communities and natural resources at risk
The region between the states of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia, known as MATOPIBA in Brazil., is considered the showcase of Brazilian agribusiness, with a high productions of soy and corn for export. However, this predatory model has rushed deforestation in the biome’s region, Cerrado, which is one of the most threatened biomes in Brazil and extremely important for the supply of aquifers throughout Latin America. The agribusiness expansion puts traditional communities and natural resources at risk
More than 400,000 people demand Credit Suisse stop investing in environmentally harmful projects like pipelines and tarsands
Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan are in London to give personal testimonies at a landmark inquiry to determine whether the world’s largest carbon producers are violating the human rights of communities worst affected by climate change. It is the 5th anniversary since the disaster

Paper penguins exhibition for the protection of the Weddell Sea

Part of this year’s Children’s Action to Protect the Antarctic. From April 2018 to the end of September 2018, children could work with Greenpeace to protect the Antarctic. Those who wanted to, could order the action mail, with crafting instructions for the penguin, information and signature lists. Over 2000 children have actively participated. So more than 27,000 signatures have come about solely through their commitment. These signatures are part of the approximately 385,000 signatures from Germany and more than 2 million supporters worldwide, all of whom together call for the protection of the Antarctic

VICTORY: Generali announces a new coal exclusion policy

Generali announced today about its improved coal exclusion policy that puts an end to insuring new coal plants and mines, while turning away new coal clients with more than 30% of their energy production or revenues coming from coal. Generali’s new coal exclusion policy makes it clear: Coal is becoming uninsurable. More insurers must move away from coal to protect the lives they insure
Yesterday, Parliament passed legislation in New Zealand, that puts the ban on new oil and gas exploration permits into law. This means that around four million square kilometres of the Earth’s surface is now off limits to oil and gas companies

Elegy for the Forest

Renowned Finnish musician Pekka Kuusisto is joined by the Cannes award-winning director Juho Kuosmanen to support Greenpeace’s global campaign to save The Great Northern Forest with the launch of a new campaign film “Elegy for the Forest”

And from the Archives:

Projection on Machu Picchu Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Nov 2014
Defending Our Pacific Expedition, Oct 2011
Soy production in Brazil, Jan 2004

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