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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True Cost of Coal in the Philippines (Volume 2)

Publication | July 25, 2014 at 12:00

Coal is the single greatest threat to our climate. Given the economic, social and environmental havoc that climate change has wrought in the Philippines, embracing coal is a dangerous policy. Short term benefits of coal to some elite players...

Green is Gold

Publication | January 23, 2013 at 15:00

Green can bring us gold: renewable energy can bring jobs, cost savings, and money to the Philippines. However, in the Philippines, ordinary citizens, business people, government workers, and even the president, have been bombarded with...

Guide to Greener Electronics - 12

Publication | July 1, 2009 at 6:00

The Greener Electronics Guide is our way of getting the electronics industry to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of its products. We want it to face up to the problem of e-waste and take on the challenge of tackling climate change.

NGO Copenhagen Treaty

Publication | June 6, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace, with a coalition of six NGO's and a group of 47 NGO experts from around the world, has written the Copenhagen Treaty - a blueprint for what we want to see world leaders agree when they meet at the Climate Summit in Copenhagen in...

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | April 21, 2009 at 12:08

Traditionally considered the cheapest fuel around, the market price for coal ignores its most significant impacts. These so-called "external costs" manifests themselves as damages such as respiratory diseases, mining accidents, acid rain, smog...

Greenpeace South East Asia Response to ASEAN Common Position on REDD

Publication | March 1, 2009 at 7:00

A REDD mechanism must be agreed at Copenhagen that ensures biodiversity protection and includes the recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples; does not allow loopholes from industrial emissions; and finances national level reductions to...

Greenpeace Policy on Saving Forests to Protect the Climate

Publication | March 1, 2009 at 7:00

Protecting ancient forests is crucial to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, preserve global biodiversity, and protect the livelihoods of millions of forest peoples. Tropical forest destruction is responsible for approximately one...

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