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.

The latest updates

 

Greenpeace statement on increase in coal tax

Press release | December 12, 2017 at 17:52

Quezon City - In response to the Bicameral Conference Committee approving the adjustment of tax on coal from P10 per ton in 1977-2017 and to P50 in 2018, P100 in 2019, and P150 in 2020, Khevin Yu, Climate and Energy Campaigner of Greenpeace...

Greenpeace statement on the proposed PHP300 coal tax: A long overdue gift to the...

Press release | December 1, 2017 at 15:38

01 December 2017, Manila Philippines - A proposal to increase the tax imposed on coal from PHP10 per metric ton to PHP 300 per metric ton by 2020 is scheduled to go through a bicameral session today. The proposal, voted on by the Senate of the...

True climate leadership still missing

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | November 18, 2017

The world is moving ahead without Trump - but not as fast and decisively as needed.   Another round of climate negotiations is over. And, like last year, President Trump has failed to stop the  global climate talks from moving...

Reverse-graffiti by Greenpeace urges to Resist “Trumping” of human rights

Press release | November 12, 2017 at 8:12

Manila, Philippines — Hours before U.S. President Donald Trump’s arrival in the Philippines, Greenpeace activists “painted” reverse-graffiti (also called ‘clean graffiti’) in various spots around the ASEAN Summit venues. The clean graffiti read,...

Filipino typhoon survivors demand climate action on Haiyan anniversary

Press release | November 7, 2017 at 15:35

Tacloban - With the UN climate talks underway in Bonn, and as the Philippines is preparing for the visit of President Trump for the upcoming ASEAN Summit, FIlipinos are gathering to commemorate the fourth anniversary of super typhoon Haiyan, the...

Greenpeace Statement on the 45th anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law

Press release | September 21, 2017 at 9:00

Quezon City - On the 45th anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law, 21 September 2017, Greenpeace Philippines released a statement on developing stories regarding the possibility of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring Martial Law nationwide,...

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...

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