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 on the release of sky lanterns during Haiyan commemorations

Press release | November 9, 2018 at 16:37

We are alarmed that sky lanterns continue to be used to mark the anniversary of an extreme weather event that has become a harbinger of what may be our “new normal” because of mankind's continued use of products which we already know is bad for...

“Food crisis is result of lack of government direction” -- Fisherfolk, farmers and...

Press release | September 13, 2018 at 14:00

QUEZON CITY, 13 September 2018 --- Government needs a coordinated plan in place to ensure the country’s food and nutrition security. This was the recurring theme in the presentations and arguments during the roundtable discussions held today to...

Four reasons why communities are beating corporate climate polluters

Blog entry by Desiree Llanos Dee | August 31, 2018

We’re at the critical halfway point in the hearing for the National Inquiry of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) into the responsibility of the largest oil, gas, and coal companies for climate change impacts on the human rights of...

La Union rides waves of communities calling to Break Free from fossil fuels

Press release | July 16, 2018 at 21:10

La Union, Philippines; 15 July 2018. – Local groups in this province, considered as the surfing capital of the North, came together this weekend to join their voices to the growing number of communities around the world calling to #breakfree from...

Landmark human rights hearings against fossil fuel companies begin in the Philippines

Press release | March 27, 2018 at 17:02

Quezon City, The Philippines, 27 March 2018 - Fossil fuel companies are today under the spotlight as hearings begin in the Philippines into their contribution to human rights harms resulting from climate change.

Tacloban and her journey to climate justice

Blog entry by Katrina Eusebio | March 10, 2018

There was a sudden gloom when our plane landed in Tacloban. From the sunny Manila, we were greeted by a lonely downpour in Leyte. The first thought that went through my head was the storm surge that happened four years ago and the...

The Women of Balangaw

Blog entry by JP Agcaoili | March 8, 2018

Balangaw is a Filipino term for “rainbow,” signifying hope, sunshine after a storm, and the promise of a brighter future. It is also a symbol of diversity and inclusivity after the storm of misogyny and inequality. It is, therefore...

Healthier, plant-based foods should be made more available for the benefit of people...

Press release | March 6, 2018 at 16:13

6 March 2018, Amsterdam – According to a new study, healthier, plant-based foods should be made more available to consumers while at the same time loosening the grip of industrial animal agriculture on our food systems by helping farmers shift...

Mga Mandirigma ng Balangaw: Meet our volunteers on board

Blog entry by Rattanasiri Kittikongnapang | March 3, 2018

I am now aboard Greenpeace’s most iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, in Tacloban in Eastern Visayas, the region of the Philippines hit hardest by super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, and the last stop on the Philippine leg of its...

Lessons From the Climate Frontlines: The Rainbow Warrior’s visit to Tacloban draws...

Press release | February 28, 2018 at 12:02

Tacloban, Philippines – Greenpeace’s most iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, this morning docked in Tacloban, Eastern Visayas, the region hit hardest by super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, and the last stop on the Philippine leg of its...

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