Save the climate!

A Greenpeace volunteer on top of a wind turbine in Ilocos Norte,Philippines.© Greenpeace/Rap Rios

Climate change is the greatest threat the world faces. It is already killing hundreds of thousands of people a year and if left unchecked will put hundreds of million others at risk.

Climate change is already wreaking havoc across the world with increased intensity and frequency of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms, sea level rise, water scarcity, decline in agricultural output, proliferation of pests and diseases, and the extinction of species.

The Philippines is already reeling under the impacts of climate change. And although the effects of this catastrophe—stronger typhoons, rising sea levels, and corresponding effects on Filipinos, the national economy and the environment—are not inescapable, they are projected to continue and worsen, unless effective steps for mitigation and adaptation are not implemented immediately.

Catastrophic climate change isn’t inevitable: we know it is caused by human activities, including the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.

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A year after Yolanda, Greenpeace enjoins Filipinos to make big polluters liable for...

Press release | November 8, 2014 at 12:40

Tacloban City—As the Philippines marked the first anniversary of super typhoon Yolanda’s historic landfall in Tacloban City, over 500 Filipinos joined a solidarity event demanding climate justice, vowing to hold big polluters accountable for...

To carry on the David and Goliath battle we must stand together

Blog entry by Anna Abad | November 7, 2014

On November 8, 2013 the world stood still and witnessed the largest tropical cyclone ever recorded in history make landfall in Tacloban, Philippines. The scale and magnitude of the damage it left behind was unprecedented and shocking,...

Climate Walk: Inspiring action towards climate justice

Blog entry by Dee Paje | November 6, 2014

With 36 days down and only 2 days until reaching Tacloban, the Climate Walkers still didn’t waiver in welcoming the day with enthusiasm and good spirits. Also dubbed as Climate Warriors, they were brimming with so much vibrant energy...

Good Samaritan in Samar

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 5, 2014

The Bible's parable of the good samaritan serves as Jesus' answer to the question "who is my neighbor?" It functions as a constant reminder that we are keepers of one another. It is only in rare occassions that we get to meet people...

Climate inaction is unacceptable

Blog entry by Dee Paje | November 5, 2014

Although the municipality of Motiong, Samar have had zero casualty during typhoons for the past years, the people now live in constant uncertainty due to the erratic weather. The people of Motiong said they were not affected by...

The state of constant uncertainty

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 4, 2014

After an 18-KM walk in the blazing sunset between Catbalogan and Mationg, Samar we strolled around the surrounding communities to talk and spend time with the people who have recently been hit by Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) which hit...

Home stretch to ground zero

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 3, 2014

Today marks the last week of the Climate Walk , we're now on our home stretch to ground-zero in Tacloban. The walk took a pause from the daily 30-40KM walk and spent the day participating in various local and youth-led activities...

#ClimateWalk: A beacon of inspiration for climate action

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | October 29, 2014

Week 4 Leg (first part of a three-part series blog) My week-long stint at the Climate Walk started in Naga City, which is almost halfway through 40 days of walking towards typhoon Yolanda's ground zero. I was welcomed with warm...

Poetry in action

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | October 11, 2014

Climate action comes in many forms. Sometimes it is giving an outlet to show that ways to lower carbon emissions is possible; sometimes it's through the art of written or uttered words — intricately put together to express feelings and...

Because justice demands it

Blog entry by Albert Lozada | October 10, 2014

9 days of walking in solidarity with the global call for climate justice  brought us face-to-face with many people who’ve had more than once experienced the wrath of typhoons that have passed through the Philippines in recent years.

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