By Maïa Booker
2016 was a challenging year for people and the planet. It brought many challenges that will continue in the year ahead—a changing climate, greedy corporations and politicians whose policies spell trouble for the planet.
As we look back on 2016, it’s clear there’s a lot of work still to be done. It’s difficult to pick just a few images among the more than 20,000 images our photographers have made while covering the struggle for a green and peaceful future all around the world. Here are some of this year’s highlights and a reminder of why we need to continue the good fight. We couldn’t have done this work without all of you, thank you and on to 2017!