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

Video | March 27, 2018

27 March 2018 - Fossil fuel companies came under the spotlight as hearings into their contribution to human rights harms resulting from climate change began at the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines.

Resource speakers on Day 1:


Name

Position/Organization

Topic

Timestamp

Rica Cahilig

Indigenous People youth leader from Bataan

To share the concerns of young people in relation to climate change impacts and climate action

46:06 - 1:03:00

Gerry Bagtasa

Atmospheric scientist

To explain what is climate change, its cause and effect, and the vulnerability of the Philippines to the impacts of climate change

1:05:35 - 1:42:00

Dr. Peter Frumhoff

Global change ecologist and Director of Science and Policy and Chief Climate Scientist

To present the findings of a recent study that he co- authored. The study found emissions “traced to the 90 largest carbon producers contributed approximately 57 percent of the observed rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide, nearly 50 percent of the rise in global average temperature,

and around 30 percent of global sea level rise since 1880”

1:42:32 - 2:26:00

Felix  Pascua, Jr.

Spokesperson of a union of peasant organization

To share concerns of farmers in relation to climate change impacts


3:48:00-

4:09:00

Rosalina de Guzman

PAGASA


Climatologist and Chief, Climate and Agrometeorology Data Section

To share the highlights of a study “Long-term Trends and Extremes in Observed Daily Precipitation and Near Surface Air Temperature in the Philippines for the Period 1951–2010,” which she co- authored and latest PAGASA information on climate change impacts


4:10:00-

4:47:00

Lisa Libao

Elma Reyes

Farmers and fisherfolks from Alabat

To share how extreme heat and climate change impacts are making her coconut and vegetable farming extremely difficult and unproductive

4:48:00-

5:09:00

Fossil fuel companies came under the spotlight as hearings into their contribution to human rights harms resulting from climate change began at the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines.