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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Guimaras is first coal-free province in Visayas

Press release | February 24, 2018 at 14:03

Guimaras, Philippines; 24 February 2018 – During ceremonies coinciding with the visit of the Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, to the province, Guimaras Governor Samuel T. Gumarin and the municipal mayors of the island today declared...

‘People and planet, not profit’ - Greenpeace activists demand Shell show up at...

Press release | February 21, 2018 at 10:09

Batangas, Philippines – Activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines unfurled a banner reading “PEOPLE AND PLANET, NOT PROFIT” from Shell’s Batangas oil refinery today, sending a sharp reminder to Shell to attend upcoming hearings into...

Rainbow Warrior sparks hope in Manila

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | February 20, 2018

I last sailed with the Rainbow Warrior in the Philippines in December 2010.  She arrived in the Philippines on the last leg of the “ Turn the Tide ” tour, where she challenged then President Benigno Aquino III to commit to a 50%...

The Climate Impacted: It's Anyone and All of Us

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | February 10, 2018

Roughly five years ago, I had just started my job at Greenpeace, and everyone was hard at work preparing for this "ship tour." I was just learning that once every few years, a Greenpeace ship sails to the Philippines, visiting...

2017: A Year in Photos

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 22, 2017

We knew what we needed to do in 2017. We turned our sentiments into action. We resisted and persisted. Our campaigns gained ground and we were taught valuable lessons as we spoke truth to power. It's time now for us to take stock and...

Greenpeace statement on increase in coal tax

Press release | December 12, 2017 at 17:52

Quezon City - In response to the Bicameral Conference Committee approving the adjustment of tax on coal from P10 per ton in 1977-2017 and to P50 in 2018, P100 in 2019, and P150 in 2020, Khevin Yu, Climate and Energy Campaigner of Greenpeace...

Greenpeace statement on the proposed PHP300 coal tax: A long overdue gift to the...

Press release | December 1, 2017 at 15:38

01 December 2017, Manila Philippines - A proposal to increase the tax imposed on coal from PHP10 per metric ton to PHP 300 per metric ton by 2020 is scheduled to go through a bicameral session today. The proposal, voted on by the Senate of the...

True climate leadership still missing

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | November 18, 2017

The world is moving ahead without Trump - but not as fast and decisively as needed.   Another round of climate negotiations is over. And, like last year, President Trump has failed to stop the  global climate talks from moving...

Reverse-graffiti by Greenpeace urges to Resist “Trumping” of human rights

Press release | November 12, 2017 at 8:12

Manila, Philippines — Hours before U.S. President Donald Trump’s arrival in the Philippines, Greenpeace activists “painted” reverse-graffiti (also called ‘clean graffiti’) in various spots around the ASEAN Summit venues. The clean graffiti read,...

Filipino typhoon survivors demand climate action on Haiyan anniversary

Press release | November 7, 2017 at 15:35

Tacloban - 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 of super typhoon Haiyan, the...

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