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 Statement on Mark Cojuangco's sponsorship speech of HB 6300

Press release | June 4, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today condemned Cong. Mark Cojuangco's underhanded attempt to railroad the passage of the HB 6300 at the Lower House that seeks to commission the obsolete, mothballed and therefore dangerous Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

Major brands implicated in Amazon destruction

Feature story | June 3, 2009 at 13:50

Just as protecting the world’s forests is rapidly becoming a recognized necessity for fighting climate change, we have discovered that major fashion, food and sports brand names are unwittingly driving the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Solar Generation at Energy Fair

Feature story | June 1, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace with the Southern Non-Governmental Organization network organized Southern Energy Fair at Thaksin University in Pattalung province.

Exxon funding for junk science revealed

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 27, 2009

From Making Waves Kert Davies, over at the ever-vigilant Exxon Secrets site, writes: Finally. After years of denying its role in the campaign of climate denial, Exxon has revealed a dirty secret, that it has and likely still is...

Greenpeace “Energy Revolution Bike Ride” concludes with a call to Congress to reject...

Feature story | May 25, 2009 at 6:00

Thousands of concerned Filipinos have sent a clear message to the House of Representatives to reject any proposal for nuclear power in the country and instead enable massive uptake of renewable energy.

“Energy Revolution” Bike Ride gathers thousands of signatures for petition against...

Feature story | May 23, 2009 at 6:00

Hundreds of cyclists from Manila and Central Luzon have set off today on a historic tour from the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant to the House of Representatives in a bid to gather and deliver a petition opposing nuclear power signed by thousands of...

Early morning action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 12, 2009

From Making Waves Neste Oil’s plans for global leadership in palm oil diesel will drive massive rainforest destruction and climate change Before most of us even had our first cup of coffee this morning, 32 activists...

Neste Oil’s plans for global leadership in palm oil diesel will drive massive...

Press release | May 12, 2009 at 6:00

This morning, 32 Greenpeace activists from Finland and Sweden locked down a palm oil diesel refinery of Neste Oil in Porvoo, Finland. Neste Oil, an oil refining company largely owned by the Finnish government (1), is set - over the next three...

ADB and Global Warming

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 30, 2009

This month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued the 250-page report, "The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review" which focuses on the impact on the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, and is...

Greenpeace Urge KPK to investigate Forestry Ministry. Again!

Feature story | April 30, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace urged the KPK (Corruption Eradication Commission) to investigate the re-issuance of permits to 14 companies for clearing more than 100.000 hectares of forest by the Forestry Ministry.

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