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World’s first human rights investigation into corporate responsibility for climate...

Press release | 8 December, 2017 at 3:00

Manila, 8 December 2017 - The world’s first ever national inquiry into the responsibility of the fossil fuel industry for the human rights impacts resulting from climate change hits and important milestone in the Philippines on 11 December - one...

Filipino typhoon survivors demand climate action on Haiyan anniversary

Press release | 7 November, 2017 at 8:38

Tacloban, Philippines, 7 November 2017 - With the UN climate talks underway in Bonn, and as the Philippines is preparing for the visit of President Trump for the upcoming ASEAN Summit, Filipinos are gathering to commemorate the fourth anniversary...

The community-managed Marine Reserve of Apo Island

Publication | 15 August, 2006 at 2:00

Unlike many of the marine protected areas in the Philippines, Apo Island is more than just a paper park.Studies have demonstrated the benefits of the reserve for conservation and for local community livelihood. Apo Island has also become a model...

Five reasons why CEOs of fossil fuel giants must answer to the Filipino people

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 28 July, 2016

For the first time ever, a national human rights body has ordered the world's largest fossil fuel companies to respond to allegations that they have contributed to human rights abuses in the Philippines. Last year, disaster survivors...

Nestlé, Unilever, P&G among worst offenders for plastic pollution in Philippines in...

Press release | 22 September, 2017 at 5:14

Manila, 22 September 2017 - A week-long beach clean up has exposed the companies most responsible for plastic pollution after an audit of plastic waste conducted on Freedom Island, a critical wetland habitat and Ramsar site [1] spanning 30...

I survived the strongest typhoon to ever hit the Philippines. But my family didn’t.

Blog entry by Joanna Sustento | 8 November, 2016

Imagine this… “Super Typhoon Haiyan is moving over the Philippines this weekend bringing with it winds close to 200 miles per hour…” – ABC World News An elderly couple walk past rubble left by the damage caused by Typhoon...

So long as there’s climate change, every day is human rights day

Blog entry by Yeb Sano | 9 December, 2016

When I decided to embark with others on a 1500 km, 60-day pilgrimage from Rome to Paris, culminating at the COP21 climate talks in 2015, the urgency I felt wasn’t just scientific or political, it was also very personal. After so many...

First national human rights investigation into climate change impacts proceeds...

Press release | 8 December, 2016 at 10:35

Manila, 8 December 2016 – The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) today initiated the next steps in the world’s first-ever national investigation into human rights harms resulting from climate change (1), despite apparent...

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

Press release | 4 December, 2015 at 14:31

Paris, 4 December 2015 - 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...

Esperanza to tackle pollution in world's centre of marine life

Press release | 16 August, 2006 at 13:11

The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza has arrived in the Philippines today, on the latest leg of her global Defending Our Oceans expedition to highlight the wonders and the environmental threats to the world's oceans and to campaign for the...

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