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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Greenpeace statement ahead of the State of the Nation address:

Press release | July 21, 2012 at 16:13

Ahead of the President’s State of the Nation address this Monday, Greenpeace today urged President Benigno Aquino III to take a clear stand for renewable energy (RE) and cancel all 16 coal-fired power plant proposals approved since he took office...

David meets Goliath in Mindanao (Part I)

Blog entry by Anna Abad | July 20, 2012

Finally, local folks from Mindanao are coming out to share their story in their David and Goliath struggle against coal. They represent the voice behind the community that strongly oppose coal. Kapitana Pinpin is the Barangay...

Greenpeace, Oxfam urges ASEAN members to set aside differences for climate action

Press release | July 19, 2012 at 16:47

ASEAN member states must set aside political differences and stand united in pursuing climate change solutions to ensure that the region is able to cope with the looming environmental and humanitarian crisis. This was the message of Greenpeace...

How coal dependence blocks the full implementation of the RE Law

Blog entry by Anna Abad | June 26, 2012 2 comments

In 2011, the Philippines topped the list of most disaster prone countries in the world . The distinction is confirmed by the series of weather-related calamities endured by the nation last year, which claimed over 3,000 lives,...

Coal monsters take over the Department of Energy

Feature story | June 25, 2012 at 10:32

A group of coal monsters staged a takeover at the Department of Energy in Taguig City, renaming the agency the “Department of Coal Energy,” and asking to see their “leader,” Energy Secretary Jose Rene “COALmendras.”

Together we can save the Arctic

Blog entry by Richard George | June 21, 2012

The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the ice...

Greenpeace, the Yes Men and the inside story of #ShellFail

Blog entry by James Turner | June 9, 2012

Shell has spent billions trying to persuade the world that Arctic drilling is not as obscene as it really is. The company opens its giant war chest every time it needs to put a message in front of the public, or wants to gain access...

Coal demons dance for joy at ADB ‘clean’ energy meet

Feature story | June 7, 2012 at 10:27

Carrying the message “Dirty coal: more fun in the Philippines, thanks to DOE and ADB,” dozens of nasty “coal demons” danced in frenzied joy in in front of the Asia Development Bank (ADB) in Metro Manila, during the second day of the bank’s 7th...

Hasty approval of coal-fired power projects in Mindanao questioned

Press release | April 4, 2012 at 16:49

Greenpeace today questioned the “midnight” ECC approval of a 100 MW coal-fired power project in Mindanao, consummated by authorities on the eve of the Holy Week Holidays and just before the Energy Summit called by President Aquino on the island...

Greenpeace: P-Noy doesn’t need emergency powers

Press release | March 31, 2012 at 18:32

Quezon City – Greenpeace today said that President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s allies in Congress should not seek to grant him emergency powers, but should instead push the executive branch of government to fast-track the implementation of the...

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