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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Global day of action - 2008

Feature story | December 9, 2008 at 7:00

People across the world took to the streets for a Global Day of Action on Saturday, to tell the governments meeting in Poznan, Poland for crucial UN climate negotiations, that the world is watching them.

"Make it Happen!"

Feature story | December 4, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace today delivered a solar-powered traditional parol (Filipino Christmas lantern) to light up the Philippine Senate this Christmas ahead of the official Global Day of Action for the Climate.

Indonesian Government must get serious about climate action

Feature story | December 1, 2008 at 7:00

Following the opening of the UN climate talks in Poznan, Greenpeace today demanded that governments get serious about taking concrete action to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Greenpeace calls on Western Visayas leaders to lead the 'Energy Revolution'

Feature story | November 21, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace welcomed the declaration signed by Western Visayas governors committing to lead the region toward a 100% renewable energy target. The commitment, the first of its kind in the country, signals that Region VI is ready to lead the...

"Nuclear power a dangerous and expensive distraction"

Feature story | November 18, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace today contested a Senate bill that seeks to re-commission the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), asserting that such a move is extremely dangerous and unwise. The environment group presented their position paper, which will...

Sinar Mas a grave threat to the forests and peatlands of Indonesia

Feature story | November 17, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia today accused Sinar Mas, Indonesia’s largest palm oil company, of endangering the integrity and biodiversity of the Danau (Lake) Sentarum National Park, a wetland site in West Kalimantan, protected under the...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza in Jakarta applauds efforts to protect forests, calls for...

Press release | October 29, 2008 at 8:00

Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrived in Jakarta this morning calling for urgent action to protect forests in order to save the global climate and bearing new evidence of the mounting threat to Papua’s forests and calling on the central Government...

Solar Gen from Damrongraj School Held "Training the Trainer"

Feature story | October 28, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace’s Solar Generation from Damrongraj Songkro school, Chiangrai province organized a group leadership training or “Training the Trainer” to encourage the members of the school’s Solar Generation group to be learn about their work and to...

Greenpeace ship tour in Indonesia to show how Protecting Forests will Save the Climate

Feature story | October 6, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests – the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Senate ratifies RE bill, Energy [R]evolution is in sight

Feature story | September 29, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace welcomes the passage of the Renewable Energy Bill by the Philippine Senate today. The passage of this bill--which has been pending in Philippine Congress for more than 18 years---represents a major step for the Philippines to ensure...

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