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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Climate outcast Trump surrenders US global leadership

Press release | June 2, 2017 at 4:00

Amsterdam – Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International said the decision would cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition.

Inspiring the youth to take climate action

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | May 16, 2017

Social movements develop and grow to match the circumstances they face. For the past two years I’ve witnessed the growth of the anti-coal movement in Atimonan, Quezon, led by the Catholic Church through the work of the  Our Lady of the...

Yolanda survivors share their stories at the first-ever Climate Justice Short Film...

Feature story | May 3, 2017 at 18:00

Climate change is personal. This was the common and very clear message that the first-time filmmakers from Eastern Visayas voiced in their entries to the very first Climate Justice Short Film Festival, entitled “Lamrag: Stories of Hope and...

The resistance against fossil fuels is winning. Here’s the proof.

Blog entry by Agustin Maggio | April 5, 2017

When we launched the call for the second Break Free from fossil fuels campaign, we were, of course, hoping to grow the coalition and increase the number of peaceful protests against the dirty energy industries. What we did not expect...

#WorldPoetryDay: Everything and Nothing

Blog entry by Joanna Sustento | March 21, 2017

The ocean reminds me of many things in my life, memories with my family and friends on the beach,  ​of ​ spending countless starry nights on its shores. Most people say  ​that ​they envy those who live near the sea, that they have to...

On the Paris Agreement ratification: Real work begins now

Press release | March 14, 2017 at 21:46

Manila, Philippines - On March 14, 2017, the Philippine Senate concurred with the ratification of the Paris Agreement by voting unanimously in its favor. Reuben Muni, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace Philippines, said:

Activists stage lightning rally at San Miguel headquarters, launch national wave of...

Press release | March 13, 2017 at 11:46

Manila – Today, coal-affected communities and civil society organizations held a lightning rally in front of the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) headquarters, to demand that the company shut down its coal plants in Limay, Bataan, and shift to...

Shell “knew of climate change danger” since 1991 - Greenpeace response

Press release | March 1, 2017 at 14:26

Manila - A film in 1991, produced by Shell, shows that the oil giant has long known about the catastrophic risks of climate change.

Greenpeace statement of support for the confirmation of Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary

Press release | March 1, 2017 at 10:00

Manila – Amalie Obusan, Country Director of Greenpeace Philippines, said:

So long as there is Climate Change, every day is Human Rights Day

Blog entry by Yeb Saño | December 10, 2016 1 comment

When I decided to embark with others on a 1500 km, 60-day  pilgrimage  from Rome to Paris, culminating at the COP21 climate talks in 2015, the urgency I felt wasn’t just scientific or political, it was also very personal. After so many...

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