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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2015: Greenpeace Year in Pictures

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 24, 2015

2015 has been historic for Greenpeace. Together with you and the rest of our countless supporters – we have stepped up our game towards building a planet which is ecologically sound, healthy and liveable. Thanks to our team of photo...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 22, 2015

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 13, 2015

The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Parts of ...

Philippines launches world’s first national human rights investigation into 50 big...

Press release | December 4, 2015 at 23:06

Paris/Manila - The Philippines Commission on Human Rights (CHR) announced that it will launch an investigation on December 10 (International Human Rights Day), which could hold fossil fuel companies responsible for the impacts of climate change,...

Fighting for Climate Justice means looking after our neighbors

Blog entry by Fr. Edwin Gariguez | November 15, 2015

As I write this, more than 700 people from the Philippines’ Lumad indigenous communities in Mindanao reached the city of Manila to make their plight known. (Image: © AC Dimatatac / 350.org) The 1,500-kilometer Lumad caravan...

Exxon set to be investigated in the Philippines as well as New York

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | November 9, 2015

A few weeks ago the first ever  human rights  legal action seeking the accountability of the 50 big polluters was launched. Filed by Filipino typhoon survivors and several environmental organisations, it demands that the Philippines...

Remembering Haiyan

Blog entry by Albert Lozada | November 8, 2015

Today, the #PeoplesPilgrimage commemorated the 2 nd year since the strongest typhoon that has ever made landfall in modern recorded history, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), hit the Philippines and left a massive trail of devastation...

Surging forward to Climate Justice

Blog entry by Albert Lozada | November 5, 2015

We’ve walked for 36 days now and along the way, we spoke at faith communities and in town squares, hosted by kind people that welcome us into their homes  and shared meals with them. I can say that it is truly heartwarming that despite...

How we’re going to stop ExxonMobil’s lies

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | November 3, 2015

ExxonMobil knew about the existence of climate change as far back as the 70’s, denied it, and kept on drilling for oil. Together we can hold it accountable. I’m still trying to process recent revelations in the LA Times ...

Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | October 31, 2015

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started. ...

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