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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Remembering Haiyan

Blog entry by Albert Lozada | November 8, 2015

Today, the #PeoplesPilgrimage commemorated the 2 nd year since the strongest typhoon that has ever made landfall in modern recorded history, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), hit the Philippines and left a massive trail of devastation...

Surging forward to Climate Justice

Blog entry by Albert Lozada | November 5, 2015

We’ve walked for 36 days now and along the way, we spoke at faith communities and in town squares, hosted by kind people that welcome us into their homes  and shared meals with them. I can say that it is truly heartwarming that despite...

How we’re going to stop ExxonMobil’s lies

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | November 3, 2015

ExxonMobil knew about the existence of climate change as far back as the 70’s, denied it, and kept on drilling for oil. Together we can hold it accountable. I’m still trying to process recent revelations in the LA Times ...

Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | October 31, 2015

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started. ...

Reactive Statement of Greenpeace Southeast Asia to the climate plans of the oil...

Press release | October 16, 2015 at 15:50

Manila—The climate plans that will be released today by the oil majors – Shell, BP, BG Group, Saudi Aramco, Sinopec, Pemex, Total, and ENI [1] – make a mockery of the global efforts to address climate change. False solutions such as carbon...

#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...

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