In the midst of the climate crisis, our forests' carbon sinks have been cut down to protect the profits of pulp industry giants UPM, Stora Enso and Metsä Group. Restoring these forests would be a quick and effective way to permanently reduce Finland's emissions, but instead the government is wasting time doing more research and investing in technology that doesn't yet exist.
The climate crisis is now and our government would rather let the global south burn than curb the greed of the pulp giants.
Only by limiting the amount of deforestation to sustainable levels will we increase carbon sinks and permanently reduce Finland's emissions.
As we march slowly, day after day, through the busy streets of our capital, we will be noticed. Causing real social disruption and economic harm are the only ways we can make our voices heard.
Join the slow marches for forests. Participate on as many days as you can during the week. Training sessions are always held the evening before each march day.
The total number of marches has not been precisely decided in advance; it has been decided to organise at least a full week, and only during the first week will it be decided whether there is a need for further marches. Choose the role of Slow marcher - Week 17-22 October if you can join a slow march on at least one day during that week. Note! If you change your registration afterwards, please re-register for all marches you intend to participate in.
Slow marches are demonstrations, as their organisation in Finland is prohibited by the Constitution and the European Declaration of Human Rights. We do not aim to be arrested, but we are ready to continue marching even if they try to restrict our right to demonstrate. We must take the space needed to get attention and bring about change.