Publications

SPECIAL REPORT: Managing air quality beyond COVID-19

June 2020

Air pollution doesn’t have to be an inescapable reality. The ECQ gave Filipino citizens a glimpse of what cities can be like with vastly improved air quality. It also showed…

Waste trade and the Philippines: How local and global policy instruments can stop the tide of foreign waste dumping in the country

March 2020

A policy paper that looks at current waste and importation laws to identify gaps and loopholes that allow waste trade to happen.

Toxic Air: The Price of Fossil Fuels

February 2020

A groundbreaking report from Greenpeace Southeast Asia and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) about the global cost of air pollution from fossil fuels.

Seabound: The Journey to Modern Slavery on the High Seas

December 2019

ASEAN member States need to take concrete policy actions to address the labour and environmental issues and ensure that modern slavery at sea becomes a thing of the past.

Dirty Business: How coal expansion of the Philippines’ biggest energy companies are hindering the country’s transition to a low carbon future

November 2019

Coal expansion by the Philippines’ biggest energy companies will hinder the country’s transition to a low carbon future, and can lock the Philippines into at least two more decades of

Policy Brief: Southeast Asia’s struggle against the plastic waste trade

June 2019

Executive Summary As leaders from the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) prepare to meet in Bangkok for the 34th ASEAN Summit this June,…

SWS Survey on Eating Meat

October 2018

Greenpeace Philippines commissioned a survey to take a better look at Filipinos’ meat consumption.

Sprouting from Disaster

August 2018

Climate change is making natural disasters more intense and frequent, which in turn cause periodic food emergencies and damage billions’ worth of agriculture. In response, the government must review its…

Annual Report 2015

November 2016

Find out about Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Annual Report 2015

Coal: A Public Health Crisis

February 2016

Coal is a major public health hazard. Each stage of the coal life cycle – mining, transportation, washing, combustion, and disposing of post-combustion wastes – carries health risks that lead…

Tuna Cannery Ranking

November 2015

Greenpeace Southeast Asia believes that consumers have a right to know where and how their tuna was caught. Modern consumers who are aware of their impact on the planet want…

True Cost of Coal in the Philippines (Volume 2)

July 2014

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…

Roadmap to Recovery of Philippine Oceans

May 2014

The Roadmap to Recovery for the Philippine Oceans is an urgent proposal to reverse the deteriorating condition of the country’s marine resources – the need to safeguard the health of…

True Cost of Coal in the Philippines

May 2014

Coal burning has existed for centuries. It powered the Industrial Revolution, changing the course of the world. At present it provides 29.9% of global primary energy needs and generates 41%…

Carbon majors: accounting for carbon and methane emissions 1854-2010

November 2013

Climate change is no longer an abstract concept that scientists and environmentalists discuss, but a reality of many people’s lives. Over the past few years record breaking and extreme weather…

Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable ASEAN Energy Outlook

September 2013

Southeast Asia needs energy – sustainable, clean energy! Renewable energy is the solution to the region’s energy needs and it is undeniable that the potential for the 10-member countries of…

Green is gold: how renewable energy can save us money and generate jobs

January 2013

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…

Dirty Laundry 2: Hung Out to Dry

August 2011

Research commissioned by Greenpeace International has revealed that clothing and certain fabric-based shoes sold internationally by major clothing brands are manufactured using nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). NPEs — which are used…

Climate change and water: impacts and vulnerabilities in the Philippines

December 2009

Climate change is undoubtedly the biggest challenge the Philippines faces today, and the vulnerability of our water resources to this phenomenon is a reality that can no longer be ignored.…

The state of water in the Philippines

October 2007

This report gathers available information regarding water resources in the Philippines, focusing on the issues of pollution, especially of drinking water and freshwater sources, and water scarcity. It also reviews…