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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5th Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 2 of 2)

Video | November 7, 2018 at 8:00

Filipino survivors of extreme weather events gave personal testimonies at a landmark inquiry to determine whether the world’s largest carbon producers are violating the human rights of communities worst affected by climate change in London.

5th Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 1 of 2)

Video | November 6, 2018 at 8:00

Filipino survivors of extreme weather events gave personal testimonies at a landmark inquiry to determine whether the world’s largest carbon producers are violating the human rights of communities worst affected by climate change in London.

4th Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 2 of 2)

Video | September 28, 2018 at 8:00

An inquiry hearing on 47 multinational corporations including Exxon, Shell, and Chevron for their possible responsibility in violating the human rights of Filipino citizens, by knowingly creating climate risks through their business, was held at...

3rd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 4 of 4)

Video | August 30, 2018 at 14:00

Some of the world’s most highly-regarded climate change science, policy, research, and legal experts appeared as witnesses in the hearings by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) on the responsibility of 47 fossil fuel...

3rd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 3 of 4)

Video | August 30, 2018 at 8:00

Some of the world’s most highly-regarded climate change science, policy, research, and legal experts appeared as witnesses in the hearings by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) on the responsibility of 47 fossil fuel...

3rd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 2 of 4)

Video | August 29, 2018 at 10:00

Some of the world’s most highly-regarded climate change science, policy, research, and legal experts appeared as witnesses in the hearings by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) on the responsibility of 47 fossil fuel...

3rd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 1 of 4)

Video | August 29, 2018 at 8:00

Some of the world’s most highly-regarded climate change science, policy, research, and legal experts appeared as witnesses in the hearings by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) on the responsibility of 47 fossil fuel...

2nd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 4 of 4)

Video | May 24, 2018 at 14:00

The second in a series of hearings in the Philippines into the responsibility of fossil fuel companies for human rights harms resulting from climate change.

2nd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 3 of 4)

Video | May 24, 2018 at 12:00

The second in a series of hearings in the Philippines into the responsibility of fossil fuel companies for human rights harms resulting from climate change.

2nd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 2 of 4)

Video | May 23, 2018 at 12:00

The second in a series of hearings in the Philippines into the responsibility of fossil fuel companies for human rights harms resulting from climate change.

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