Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Protest-Against-Green-Diesel-in-Helsinki-27MZIFISU1S0.htmlConceptually similarProtest Against Green Diesel in HelsinkiGP02EN3Completed★★★★Protest at Neste Oil Station in HelsinkiGP02ENACompleted★★★★Protest at Neste Oil Station in HelsinkiGP02ENECompleted★★★★Protest Against Green Diesel in HelsinkiGP02EN2Completed★★★★Protest Against Green Diesel in HelsinkiGP02EN5Completed★★★★Protest at Neste Oil Station in HelsinkiGP02EN8Completed★★★★Protest at Neste Oil Station in HelsinkiGP02EN9Completed★★★★Protest at Neste Oil Station in HelsinkiGP02ENCCompleted★★★★Protest at Neste Oil Station in HelsinkiGP02ENDCompleted★★★★View AllGP02EN6Protest Against Green Diesel in HelsinkiA Greenpeace activist dressed as an orangutan and with a handbanner reading "Palmuöljy- sukupuutto ja ilmastotuho" (palmoil- extinction and climate destruction) demands an end to using palm oil as raw material for fuel at the Neste Oil station. Neste Oil claims the widely acknowledged problems concerning palm oil production do not concern them, since they only use sustainably produced palm oil. At the same time they have never been able to openly tell where their palm oil originates from. Using palm oil for fuel production is irresponsible: it accelerates climate change, causes human rights problems and destroys biodiversity.Locations:Finland-Helsinki-Nordic Countries-ScandinaviaDate:7 May, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Henna TahvanainenMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Animal likeness-Climate (campaign title)-Day-Gasoline-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Neste Oil-Orangutans-Outdoors-Petrol stations-Police-Theatrical costumes-Two peopleShoot:Protest Against Neste Oil Green Diesel in HelsinkiNeste Oil uses palm oil as the main component of the NExBTL-diesel and markets it as an environmentally-friendly alternative to fossil fuels. This ‘green’ marketing contradicts the warnings that climate scientists issued last year that palm oil grown on deforested land is many times more damaging to the climate than conventional fuels.Palm oil production is the leading cause of deforestation in Southeast Asia. Rainforests and peatlands are cleared and burned to make way for palm oil plantations releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxiode. This destructive practice is the leading reason why Indonesia is now the third largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world. Deforestation in Southeast Asia is also pushing species like the orang-utan and the Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction.