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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

 

100 days after they were seized, Arctic 30 are leaving Russia

Press release | December 27, 2013 at 23:49

St Petersburg, 27 December 2013 – The Arctic 30 are going home. They are leaving Russia today and over the weekend. A plane carrying five Britons and a Canadian took off shortly after 11:30 am local time from St Petersburg airport, heading for...

First of the Arctic 30 leaves Russia

Press release | December 27, 2013 at 0:00

St Petersburg, 26 December 2013 - The Arctic 30 are leaving Russia. Swedish activist Dima Litvinov is on a train and heading for the border. He will enter Finland at 20:30 local time (17:30 GMT).

First of the Arctic 30 get visas to leave Russia

Press release | December 26, 2013 at 17:32

St Petersburg, 26 December 2013 – Arctic 30 activist and UK national Anthony Perrett has today been given a visa in his passport from the Federal Migration Service allowing him to leave the country.

Good news on Christmas Day for Arctic 30

Press release | December 25, 2013 at 18:29

St Petersburg, 25 December 2013 – The final chapter in the legal ordeal of the Arctic 30 began today as the group was asked to attend a meeting at Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee, where the criminal case against them is being dropped en...

Russian parliament votes for amnesty for Arctic 30

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 18:18

Amsterdam - The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic."

Post Yolanda, the Philippines needs a decentralized energy future

Press release | December 6, 2013 at 11:51

Manila— Greenpeace today welcomed the Philippine government’s moves to immediately start rehabilitation and reconstruction work urgently needed in Eastern Visayas, following the aftermath of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiayan).

Greenpeace arrests show attempts to silence environmentalists continue

Blog entry by David Suzuki | November 27, 2013

Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop...

Ranking the climate culprits

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | November 23, 2013

There's a clear parallel between the behaviour of the fossil fuel giants and tobacco companies: tobacco companies went to extraordinary lengths to suppress the knowledge that smoking caused cancer, activities that eventually resulted...

Greenpeace to Aquino: Time to get dead serious with climate change

Press release | November 13, 2013 at 13:40

Manila, Philippines -- Greenpeace today reiterated its call to the Aquino government to tackle climate change with more sincerity and with more urgency in order to mitigate the devastating impacts of extreme weather phenomenon such as the likes...

An open letter of solidarity and support

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | November 12, 2013

Dear friends,  It is impossible to put into words the despair that millions of Filipinos are going through right now. Days after Haiyan (Yolanda) sliced through the central islands of the Philippines, it has become horrifyingly...

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