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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Norwegian authorities end two-day Greenpeace occupation of Arctic oil rig

Press release | May 29, 2014 at 15:02

The Barents Sea-- After 48 hours, Greenpeace International activists have been removed from Statoil’s oil rig Transocean Spitsbergen in the Barents Sea. The activists scaled the rig on Tuesday 27th May at around 5 am CEST to protest the company’s...

Policy experts say environmental protection is crucial to ASEAN economic integration...

Press release | May 20, 2014 at 12:56

Manila, Philippines, 20 May 2014—The protection of Southeast Asia’s natural and human resource base must be ensured as the region moves towards economic integration in 2015 and beyond. This was the pronouncement made by regional policy experts,...

How the tech industry can help save the climate

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 7, 2014

Connecting people across continents. Delivering breaking news. Enabling government transparency. Facilitating social revolutions. Stopping global warming? The Internet is capable of doing so much, but perhaps the idea that it can...

President Aquino urged to heed UN climate report

Press release | April 4, 2014 at 15:02

Quezon City, Philippines—Civil society groups said the Aquino government must improve its adaptation and mitigation efforts, not only in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda, but also given the dire warnings cited in the recent United Nations climate...

President Aquino urged to heed UN climate report

Press release | April 4, 2014 at 15:02

Quezon City, Philippines—Civil society groups said the Aquino government must improve its adaptation and mitigation efforts, not only in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda, but also given the dire warnings cited in the recent United Nations climate...

New IPCC report shows world unprepared for dangers of climate change Greenpeace...

Press release | March 31, 2014 at 11:46

Yokohama, Japan-– Greenpeace urged world leaders to accelerate the transition to clean and safe energy as the UN climate panel issued on Monday a new warning on the looming climate chaos.

Look to the sun and save lives: solar power in post-Haiyan Philippines

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | March 27, 2014 1 comment

It is impossible to forget the anxiety I felt for the safety of my family when  supertyphoon Haiyan , possibly the most powerful ever to hit land, struck the Philippines with an unprecedented ferocity last November. Leaving a...

Climate SOS – Greenpeace urges end to fossil fuel investments as IPCC meets

Press release | March 25, 2014 at 16:08

Yokohama/Manila March 25 2014 – A climate crisis that risks peace and security can still be avoided by accelerating the clean energy revolution, Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

Facing up to the climate reality

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | March 25, 2014

In what is expected to be a grim reading, the world's leading climate scientists will give their latest assessment about the dangers of global warming next week. They will warn us not only what damage the burning of fossil fuels is...

Energy and water security for a robust, green economy

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | March 22, 2014 1 comment

Each year that World Water Day is celebrated, we get an opportunity to focus global attention on the importance of water and the need to ensure that this seriously imperilled resource is sustainably managed. This year’s World Water Day...

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