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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Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations, demands access to detained activists

Press release | September 24, 2013 at 19:42

Amsterdam, 24 September 2013 - Russian authorities today released a new statement (1) regarding Greenpeace International activists on board the ship Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace International ship is currently being held outside the port city...

Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 19, 2013

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email. It was five a.m. but I was wide awake; physically in Amsterdam but my heart in Russia where I knew that five of...

The day we came together to defend the Arctic

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 16, 2013

On Sunday, something incredible happened. I got on my bike, I cycled around Washington DC and 14,000 people came with me, in over 106 cities, in 36 countries, in every continent around the world. I joined the biggest demonstration ever...

Filipinos take part in the historic Ice Ride, a global mass bike ride to save the Arctic

Press release | September 15, 2013 at 12:26

Quezon City, Philippines, September 15, 2013 —Today, hundreds of Filipinos took to their bikes to pedal 14 kilometers from Pasig to Quezon City as part of the Ice Ride - a global mass bike ride happening in 110 cities in 36 countries. Wearing...

The Arctic nightmare Russian authorities don’t want you to see

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | August 24, 2013

I’m on board the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, about to cross into an area of the Arctic that Russian authorities don’t want us to see. They’ve contravened international law by denying our ship access to an important sea route...

3 oil spills in 3 countries in 2 weeks

Blog entry by Zelda Soriano | August 16, 2013

It’s been a bad few weeks for the oceans of Southeast Asia, with three separate petrochemical spills polluting our waters, endangering biodiversity and livelihoods. Coming hot on the heels of the spill in Thailand on July 27,...

The Southeast Asian monsoon, the Arctic and Singapore

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | July 31, 2013

They are very much connected although Southeast Asia and the Arctic are about 6,000 miles apart. The rush to exploit the resources of the northern Arctic region will exacerbate the climate change impacts of the already melting Arctic.

Artists and activists scaling Shard in Arctic protest

Press release | July 11, 2013 at 16:51

London -- A group of artists and activists has evaded security guards at the base of the Shard and is now climbing up the outside of Western Europe’s tallest sky-scraper. If the six women reach the top - 310m above the pavement - they will...

Beating off coal in Palawan

Blog entry by Kathryn Leuch | July 3, 2013

“Can the Philippine cockatoos provide electricity? No, I don’t think so.” This is how some people justify an environmentally-critical project--with an utter disregard for endangered species, more so for biodiversity. In such...

Philippines joins the mass rally of activists to boost world movement against coal

Press release | June 29, 2013 at 0:07

Davao City— On the eve of the global day of action against coal, Filipinos showed their opposition to dirty energy in a series of protest rallies, adding their voices to the growing movement across the world that seeks to end the age of coal to...

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