Global Warming

Global Warming is a Catastrophe Coming! We already know the causes - humankind's unfettered burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. We already know some of the impacts - the melting of polar ice caps, rising oceans, severe droughts, the spread of pestilence, massive flooding, coral bleaching and surging storms. We already know who will be hit hardest - coastal countries, island nations, and underdeveloped regions like Southeast Asia. Read more

Genetic Engineering

Only a couple of decades ago, genetically modified organisms (GMO) would have been something out of science fiction. In the not so distant past, we never imagined we would find on our dinner tables strawberries with fish genes, corn with bacterial genes, and soybeans with built-in herbicides. Little did we know that such scenes would turn into reality in a dizzyingly short period of time. But this is now part of today's reality.Read more


Rapid industrialization has made Southeast Asia one of the most dynamic regions in the world. The development of the region, however, has come at the expense of causing severe environmental damage. Pollution, particularly in urban and industrial areas, has reached alarming proportions. Major cities in the region like Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila are among the most polluted cities in the world today. Read more


Throughout the world, ancient forests are in crisis. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures who depend on these forests for their way of life are also under threat. But the news is not all bad. There is a last chance to protect these forests and the life they support. Read more

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Could you go a year without buying new clothes?

Blog entry by Chiara Milford | November 25, 2015

The last time I bought something new to wear was July 2014: it was a pretty blue dress for my graduation. Since then, every piece of clothing that found it’s way into my closet has been bought second-hand, inherited or borrowed. ...

What do you mean it's #NotJustTuna?

Blog entry by Jezreel Belleza | November 21, 2015

Do you know what's in our tuna cans? It's a ridiculous question because it really should be just tuna , right? Well, these tuna fishers say otherwise — “...We are not being treated as humans, but more like animals.”   ...

Prime Minister Trudeau: Take the moral high ground and take back your country’s wastes!

Blog entry by Abigail Aguilar | November 17, 2015

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, First, let me congratulate you and your cabinet on your historic win. The values you stand for are a glimmer of hope in this bleak and dreary world. Some 103 container vans containing garbage from...

Fighting for Climate Justice means looking after our neighbors

Blog entry by Fr. Edwin Gariguez | November 15, 2015

As I write this, more than 700 people from the Philippines’ Lumad indigenous communities in Mindanao reached the city of Manila to make their plight known. (Image: © AC Dimatatac / The 1,500-kilometer Lumad caravan...

Tuna Cannery Ranking

Publication | November 12, 2015 at 16:49

Greenpeace Southeast Asia believes that consumers have a right to know where and how their tuna was caught. Modern consumers who are aware of their impact on the planet want to play a key role in preserving tuna resources for the enjoyment of...

Exxon set to be investigated in the Philippines as well as New York

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | November 9, 2015

A few weeks ago the first ever  human rights  legal action seeking the accountability of the 50 big polluters was launched. Filed by Filipino typhoon survivors and several environmental organisations, it demands that the Philippines...

Remembering Haiyan

Blog entry by Albert Lozada | November 8, 2015

Today, the #PeoplesPilgrimage commemorated the 2 nd year since the strongest typhoon that has ever made landfall in modern recorded history, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), hit the Philippines and left a massive trail of devastation...

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