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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What inspires you to support Greenpeace Philippines?

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 26, 2014 1 comment

“The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the thought.” - Harald Zindler The holidays are always a good time to look back and reflect on the year that passed so that we can face the coming year with confidence...

Balaynihan for Dolores, Samar gets underway

Press release | December 15, 2014 at 17:46

Negros Oriental, Philippines - A group of ecological farming practitioners and advocates have pooled their expertise and resources to help other farmers in typhoon-stricken Dolores, Eastern Samar. Farmers from Cebu, Bohol and Negros, gathered...

Greenpeace reaches out to Eastern Samar with portable solar systems

Press release | December 12, 2014 at 11:30

Eastern Samar, Philippines— Following the Greenpeace solidarity visit and quick assessment of Laiya, Batangas and Dolores, Eastern Samar, today Greenpeace staff and volunteers were able to deliver 40 portable systems capable of providing 30 to 50...

From typhoon hit Philippines, a call for climate justice

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | December 11, 2014

Smashed houses, fallen trees and streets littered with debris greeted us when Greenpeace arrived in Dolores, Eastern Samar, on Tuesday after Typhoon Hagupit made a direct hit on the seaside town. Much of the region's crops had been...

Greenpeace makes solidarity visit to Dolores, Samar, ground zero of Typhoon Hagupit

Press release | December 10, 2014 at 13:33

Dolores, Eastern Samar, Philippines – Greenpeace has made a visit of solidarity to Dolores in Eastern Samar where Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the Philippines before weaving a destructive path across the country and displacing more than a...

Nature does not negotiate: climate catastrophe is with us now!

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 7, 2014

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area...

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines

Press release | December 6, 2014 at 23:09

Manila, Philippines, 6 December 2014 – Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar in the Philippines at around 9:15pm local time on Saturday, the official Philippine meteorological bureau PAGASA said.

Vote! #RenameHagupit

Blog entry by Stephanie Brancaforte | December 6, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit is barreling toward the Philippines, a year almost to the day since supertyphoon Haiyan killed thousands and devastated an entire city. While we can't directly attribute any one superstorm to climate change, we do know...

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,...

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