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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Aquino's moral imperative

Blog entry by Anna Abad | October 30, 2012

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

Malita and San Miguel's Duck: A Short Story

Blog entry by Fr. Joey Evangelista, guest blogger | October 10, 2012

There was once was a tourist who went to a small town to see the sights. Seeing a large crowd congregating by the town cockpit, he heads toward it. Not having seen an actual cockfight in his life, he was excited to finally witness...

Mindanao communities to take legal action to stop construction of coal power plants

Press release | October 8, 2012 at 19:14

Mindanao community groups representing six provinces today declared their intention to explore legal options in their fight against dirty coal power projects in the region. At a joint press conference with Greenpeace, the group also announced...

How do you solve a problem like COALmendras?

Blog entry by Anna Abad | September 7, 2012

The fight against coal has always been a battle between David and Goliath.  Stories from host communities  themselves can attest to the fact that power, authority and deception are the tactics used to coerce people into “accepting”...

NO to dirty and polluting coal

Blog entry by Gloria Ramos, guest blogger | September 3, 2012

Crossposted from Mindfully Greenie The first National Anti-Coal Summit brought together citizens who have led campaigns against or are threatened by the possible installation of polluting coal power plants in their localities.

Climate change “to cripple” ASEAN 2015 economic integration

Press release | August 31, 2012 at 11:52

Climate change will cripple the ASEAN goal of economic integration by 2015. The warning was issued today by ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Climate Deal (A-FAB), a regional coalition led by Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Oxfam, during a...

The deadly cost of coal

Blog entry by Dean de la Paz, guest blogger | August 29, 2012

Crossposted from  Philippine Online Chronicles Going green is in vogue and as imagery goes, “fashionably green” helps clean up the corporate black faces and darker hearts of even the most pollutive enterprises. To be specific,...

Nationwide opposition launched against coal-fired power plants

Press release | August 23, 2012 at 11:33

Community representatives from sixteen provinces around the country today called on the government to abandon coal energy expansion and instead ensure the country’s sustainable development with a future powered by clean, peaceful, renewable...

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Communities in Olongapo take a stand against coal

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | July 28, 2012

Something big happened in Olongapo City yesterday. I have been blessed to witness and be part of this huge movement. 3,000 strong, the powerful message "No to Coal in Subic" took over the streets by people coming from communities in...

David meets Goliath in Mindanao (Part II)

Blog entry by Anna Abad | July 21, 2012

(This is the second part of " David meets Goliath in Mindanao " blog series) We were greeted by two of the elderly folks from the community - Lolo, Lola and her grand children approach us with a warm smile. After hearing what our...

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