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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Artists and activists scaling Shard in Arctic protest

Press release | July 11, 2013 at 16:51

London -- A group of artists and activists has evaded security guards at the base of the Shard and is now climbing up the outside of Western Europe’s tallest sky-scraper. If the six women reach the top - 310m above the pavement - they will...

Beating off coal in Palawan

Blog entry by Kathryn Leuch | July 3, 2013

“Can the Philippine cockatoos provide electricity? No, I don’t think so.” This is how some people justify an environmentally-critical project--with an utter disregard for endangered species, more so for biodiversity. In such...

Philippines joins the mass rally of activists to boost world movement against coal

Press release | June 29, 2013 at 0:07

Davao City— On the eve of the global day of action against coal, Filipinos showed their opposition to dirty energy in a series of protest rallies, adding their voices to the growing movement across the world that seeks to end the age of coal to...

President unveils “Obama Climate Pollution Test” for future energy projects

Blog entry by Phil Radford | June 26, 2013

Originally posted to Huffington Post Today, in his speech at Georgetown University, President Obama challenged us to answer the essential question for every future energy policy decision we face – what will the net climate impact...

New World Bank climate change report should spur SEA and world leaders into action:...

Press release | June 20, 2013 at 14:39

Jakarta/Bangkok/Manila, 20 June 2013—Greenpeace today called on Southeast Asia and world governments to get serious about addressing climate change, following the release of the World Bank report Turn Down The Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional...

Which path should Myanmar choose?

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | May 10, 2013

Greenpeace Southeast Asia visited Yangon, Myanmar between 3-6 May 2013 for two exciting activities – co-hosting a Climate Changes Solutions roundtable discussion and a meeting with Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Shwedagon...

Myanmar already paying the price for climate change

Press release | May 10, 2013 at 14:10

Yangon -- Necessity, indeed, unites. The need to address the catastrophic impacts of climate change in Myanmar is bringing together prominent and diverse personalities - many of whom have held opposing views in the past - together for...

Greenpeace gives Petilla a thumbs down for rejecting solar energy projects for Mindanao

Press release | April 25, 2013 at 15:56

Energy Secretary Jericho L. Petilla has revealed his true bias against Renewable Energy by opposing solar power proposals in Mindanao. Petilla argued that RE projects take longer to build and may be more expensive in the long haul.

To The Arctic Council With Love

Blog entry by Markus Power | April 23, 2013

A group of senior citizens from Portland, Oregon sent us a photo of themselves forming a human heart. In their email they wrote, "We sure hope this will make a difference — we may be old but we certainly still care." College students...

What did you do once you knew? An Earth Day reflection

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | April 22, 2013

"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility." —Rachel Carson Today more than 175 countries observe Earth Day, which...

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