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

 

Check out the live stream of our side event here at the UN climate summit

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 9, 2009

Earlier this year, Grenpeace activists hung the above banner on the iconic Mt. Rushmore in the US after it became apparent that Obama was not leading the climate debate as he'd promised. In just a couple hours, you can tune in to...

Day one at Copenhagen-the short version

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 8, 2009

Lots of folks here are sending updates out about how the first day of the climate summit went but I thought I would share this email form a friend, it seemed so easy to understand and covers all the basics of what went down here at the...

Boracay Island is my home

Blog entry by Marlo Schoenenberger, Boracay Yuppies | December 8, 2009

I grew up in an island where the white beach was our playground. Today, the threat of climate change is evident and very disturbing for the tourists and more so to the residents of the island. Tourism is our livelihood but with beach...

Ground Zero

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 7, 2009 2 comments

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the countdown timer for the Copenhagen Summit in my computer screen zeroes flickered. This is it… Today the world holds its breath as world leaders arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark to decide what the...

Protecting what is beautiful...

Blog entry by AC Dimatatac | December 6, 2009

It has been predicted that Boracay is one of the islands in the Philippines that will experience sea-level rise due to climate change that is why last December 2, 2009, Greenpeace together with the Department of Tourism held a workshop...

Obama moves date of Copenhagen trip

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 5, 2009 2 comments

President Obama has announced that he will now come to Copenhagen on December 18th, the same day as other heads of state. This is most certainly welcome news . All the elements are now in place for world leaders to move forward and...

Tourism industry steps up efforts against climate change

Feature story | December 2, 2009 at 17:51

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has stepped up its “Save the Climate Save Boracay” project which will be rolled out to other popular tourist destinations in the country.

The story of CAP & TRADE

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 2, 2009 2 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvaoqRSshv0] December 1st marks the worldwide release of the 9-minute animated film The Story of Cap & Trade which takes a provocative but humorous look at cap and trade, the leading climate...

Greenpeace ends 27 hour dramatic non violent direct action in Riau

Feature story | November 26, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today ended a 26-hour dramatic non-violent direct action at the loading facility of Sinar Mas subsidiary Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) owned pulp and paper mill. Sinar Mas has been tagged by the group as a leading forest and climate...

Greenpeace activists in frontline of battle against climate change shut down climate...

Press release | November 25, 2009 at 7:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace activists today shut down the export facilities of a major pulp mill operated by Sinar Mas-owned pulp and paper company APP, in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. Sinar...

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