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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#PeoplesPilgrimage: Dedicating my first 100-kms for the children's future

Blog entry by Albert Lozada | October 1, 2015

Today, I begin my 1500-km walk from Rome to Paris as part of the People’s Pilgrimage.  The People’s Pilgrimage is a journey of people of all faiths for the care of our common home, ahead of the 21 st Conference of Parties happening...

Manila hosts a ‘Green Carpet’ screening of the climate documentary This Changes...

Press release | September 26, 2015 at 23:17

Manila—Ahead of the much-anticipated Paris climate talks set for December, environmental group Greenpeace Philippines, together with DAKILA, Ako Bicol, Aksyon Klima, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), and Philippine Rural...

A step closer to Climate Justice

Blog entry by Diah Abida | September 24, 2015

I admit, when I initially encountered the term Climate Justice , I found it quite abstract. All I knew was it would look at climate change in a different light - a more human light - and for the first time, the ones responsible for...

For the first time fossil fuel companies face national human rights complaint on...

Press release | September 22, 2015 at 12:43

Manila - Typhoon survivors and civil society groups in the Philippines today delivered a complaint to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) calling for an investigation into the responsibility of big fossil fuel companies for...

1,000-strong interfaith prayer rally all set to stop coal in Quezon

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | September 15, 2015

More than a thousand people swarmed the Provincial Board of Quezon yesterday to appeal to the Board Members to withdraw their resolution of support to the proposed 1200mw coal-fired power plant in Atimonan and expansion of two existing...

Silver linings around climate change

Blog entry by Zelda dT Soriano | August 4, 2015

The southwest monsoon season or habagat is upon us. Starting July up to September, weather systems such as thunderstorms, intertropical convergence zones, low pressure areas, tropical cyclones and habagat will become more...

Atimonan Catholic Church goes solar!

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | August 2, 2015

Every flick of the switch is a surge forward in the energy revolution against dirty coal. Today is another advance in the revolution – we bore witness in Atimonan, Quezon as the Atimonan Catholic Church flipped the switch to...

Cries of injustice from an island far away

Blog entry by Anna Abad | June 24, 2015

"Why us? What did we ever do to deserve this?" These were the words said by Claire Anterea, from Kiribati, as she narrated her terrifying experience of Cyclone Pam during a recent  climate justice and human rights workshop  held in...

Praised be… for a Pope who demands Climate Justice

Blog entry by Anna Abad | June 22, 2015

“Safeguard creation because, if we destroy it, it will destroy us. Never forget this,” said Pope Francis, a staunch advocate for the environment. A revolutionary Pontiff, His Holiness has shown strong commitment on the issue of climate...

Underwater GIF party: You’ve never seen the Great Barrier Reef like this before

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 22, 2015

It’s no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is a beautiful place. People come from all around the world to Australia to experience the Reef – snorkelling and diving deep below its surface to see its beauty with their own eyes. But...

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