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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Catwalk design heading to the North Pole

Blog entry by Vivienne Westwood | March 29, 2013

I really am delighted to support the Save the Arctic campaign. I am incredibly proud of the design that we came up with — and we launched a new T-shirt as part of the collection at Paris fashion week. We superimposed the image on a...

Young Southeast Asians lead the way in the battle to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Nicole Johnston | March 20, 2013

Think saving the Arctic has nothing to do with Southeast Asia? Think again! Even better, listen to two teenagers from this region who know that it has everything to do with them. “If we don’t act now, our generation will suffer later.

13-year old Malaysian girl wins Greenpeace’s Flag for the Future Arctic competition

Press release | March 16, 2013 at 21:27

London — Dame Vivienne Westwood, the world renowned fashion designer, has selected the winning flag design that will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month, closing the global competition run by the World Association of Girl Guides...

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President Aquino urged to usher in renewables: coal plants to bring Mindanao more...

Press release | March 7, 2013 at 15:25

Manila — Coal plants will bring Mindanao more harm than good, Greenpeace said today as they urged President Benigno (Noynoy) Aquino III to usher in clean, green renewable energy and reject harmful coal plants.

Shell abandons 2013 Arctic drilling

Blog entry by Phil Radford | February 28, 2013

Greenpeace today welcomed the announcement by Royal Dutch Shell that the company will not attempt to pursue offshore drilling in Alaskan Arctic waters in 2013. Phil Radford, Greenpeace USA Executive Director said in response: “This...

Renewable energy is the key to economic progress

Press release | January 23, 2013 at 14:32

Manila —Renewable energy is the key to economic progress, according to a Greenpeace report, released today. In “Green is Gold: How Renewable Energy can save us money and generate jobs,” Greenpeace said that the Philippines will realize economic...

8 reasons why Shell can't be trusted in the Arctic

Blog entry by Franziska | January 4, 2013

Shell's  most recent 'mishap'  a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in...

Greenpeace urges DOE Secretary Petilla to abandon all plans to use nuclear energy for...

Press release | December 27, 2012 at 16:37

Manila — With just four days until the new year, Greenpeace has a suggested new year’s resolution for Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla: abandon all plans to use nuclear power in the Philippines.

The storms of December

Blog entry by Anna Abad | December 16, 2012

In the wee hours of December 5, 2012, Typhoon Bopha (locally knows as Typhoon Pablo) pounded on Mindanao, leaving a trail of destruction in New Bataan, Compostela Valley and the coastal areas of Baganga, Cateel and Boston. I...

M/Y Esperanza detour, a right decision

Blog entry by Virginia Benosa-Llorin | December 15, 2012

Carrying 55 tons of relief goods – sacks of rice, clothing, bottles of water, hygiene materials and kitchen utensils provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Save the Children Foundation, and ABS-CBN’s Sagip...

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