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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On the Paris Agreement ratification: Real work begins now

Press release | March 14, 2017 at 21:46

Manila, Philippines - On March 14, 2017, the Philippine Senate concurred with the ratification of the Paris Agreement by voting unanimously in its favor. Reuben Muni, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace Philippines, said:

Activists stage lightning rally at San Miguel headquarters, launch national wave of...

Press release | March 13, 2017 at 11:46

Manila – Today, coal-affected communities and civil society organizations held a lightning rally in front of the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) headquarters, to demand that the company shut down its coal plants in Limay, Bataan, and shift to...

Shell “knew of climate change danger” since 1991 - Greenpeace response

Press release | March 1, 2017 at 14:26

Manila - A film in 1991, produced by Shell, shows that the oil giant has long known about the catastrophic risks of climate change.

Greenpeace statement of support for the confirmation of Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary

Press release | March 1, 2017 at 10:00

Manila – Amalie Obusan, Country Director of Greenpeace Philippines, said:

So long as there is Climate Change, every day is Human Rights Day

Blog entry by Yeb Saño | December 10, 2016 1 comment

When I decided to embark with others on a 1500 km, 60-day  pilgrimage  from Rome to Paris, culminating at the COP21 climate talks in 2015, the urgency I felt wasn’t just scientific or political, it was also very personal. After so many...

First national human rights investigation into climate change impacts proceeds...

Press release | December 8, 2016 at 16:10

Manila, 8 December 2016 – The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) today initiated the next steps in the world’s first-ever national investigation into human rights harms resulting from climate change (1), despite apparent...

The world unites, vulnerable countries inspire – but there’s hard work ahead

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | November 18, 2016

I have attended countless UN Climate conferences during the past two decades, but Marrakech will be among the more memorable, and not just because there was a  sense of renewed determination here in the face of the election of Donald...

Super Typhoon Haiyan 3 years on: Big Polluters and Governments must act to stop...

Press release | November 8, 2016 at 15:58

Leyte, Philippines; Nov. 8, 2016 - As thousands gather today in Tacloban to commemorate the anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda’s (Haiyan) devastating landfall three years ago, fossil fuel companies - a.k.a. the Big Polluters - are being...

I survived the strongest typhoon to ever hit the Philippines. But my family didn’t.

Blog entry by Joanna Sustento | November 8, 2016

Imagine this… “Super Typhoon Haiyan is moving over the Philippines this weekend bringing with it winds close to 200 miles per hour…” – ABC World News An elderly couple walk past rubble left by the damage caused by Typhoon...

One week left for world’s largest carbon producers to respond to allegations of human...

Press release | September 23, 2016 at 13:43

Manila - The companies responsible for the lion’s share of the cumulative global emissions of industrial CO2 and methane [1] that are driving climate change, have one week remaining to respond to a legal complaint in the Philippines that...

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