[Press Release] Workers Complain of Ill Effects of Climate Change on Work and Health,Demand Php750 Pay Hike and Better Conditions to Adapt -CTUHR

“We cannot focus on our work and the blower in the factory is not enough to ventilate the production plant,” said Blas, a factory worker. “We can’t work any longer now reducing our income due to heat,” Regie, a pedicab driver butts in. “Our family members contract several illnesses, cough, asthma and several skin diseases…

[From the web] Climate Science, Sustainability, Governance: Finding Solutions to Climate Change By Renee Juliene Karunungan

Climate Science, Sustainability, Governance: Finding Solutions to Climate Change By Renee Juliene Karunungan May 12, 2017 The Congreso Internacional de Cambio Climatico (International Congress on Climate Change) took place in Huelva, Spain last May 10-12, with the theme “Finding Solutions.” There were many sessions tackling different topics on how we can all find solutions to…

[Press Release] Environmental groups welcome CCC review of coal -CEED

Environmental groups welcome CCC review of coal Advocates for the environment wlecomed the Climate Change Commission resolution signed by outgoing President Benigno Aquino III, reviewing policies pertaining to new and existing coal-fired power plants in the country in light of the Philippines’ international commitment to shift to a low carbon economy. Members of the Green…

[Press Release] Climate Justice Group welcomes Climate Change Commission Resolution Challenges Incoming President Duterte for Sweeping Reforms in Energy Sector -PMCJ

Climate Justice Group welcomes Climate Change Commission Resolution Challenges Incoming President Duterte for Sweeping Reforms in Energy Sector Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), a nationwide climate justice coalition expressed its appreciation for the latest Climate Change Commission resolution calling for the review of the Philippine energy policy and harmonization of regulation on new and…

[From the web] COP21: “States’ human rights obligations encompass climate change” – UN expert -OHCHR

COP21: “States’ human rights obligations encompass climate change” – UN expert PARIS (3 December 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox, today reminded all parties attending the Paris Climate Conference* that “States’ human rights obligations also encompass climate change,” and urged them to adopt a rights perspective…

[Press Release] Spotlight on the Philippines during Climate Reality Project and Live Earth 24 hours of reality live event in Paris

Spotlight on the Philippines during Climate Reality Project and Live Earth 24 hours of reality live event in Paris Together with former US Vice President and Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore, Filipinos will add their voices to the global chorus demanding climate action. Manila, Philippines (11/08/15) – On November 13th and 14th the world will…

[Press Release] Eco, faith groups “bless” COMELEC. Pols urged: Prioritize HR, environment -PMPI/ATM

Eco, faith groups “bless” COMELEC. Pols urged: Prioritize HR, environment MANILA – ECO GROUPS and faith-based organizations hold a symbolic cleansing, as politicians officially file their certificate of candidacy (COC) before the Office of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in this City, on Monday, October 12. The Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI), AlyansaTigil Mina (ATM),…

[Press Release] Land use group highlights importance of proposed national land use bill in environmental protection -CLUP Now!

Land use group highlights importance of proposed national land use bill in environmental protection As the world celebrates Earth Day, the Campaign for Land Use Policy Now! (CLUP Now!) stresses the importance of the proposed National Land Use Act (NLUA) in protecting the environment and its inhabitants. Labeled as a ‘green bill’, the NLUA is…

[Press Release] PMCJ: French climate loan ‘unjust’ and unacceptable’. Reparations not loans!

PMCJ: French climate loan ‘unjust’ and unacceptable’. Reparations not loans!   Manila, Philippines – Climate Justice activists denounced the recent offer of France President Hollande to the Philippines of pushing 50 million Euros ($56.6 million) for the Philippines, stating that it is unacceptable and raised issued concerning about the Manila Declaration on Climate Change. During…

[Press Release] PH civil society groups not impressed with French Pesident’s “climate trip” to the Philippines -PMCJ

PH civil society groups not impressed with French Pesident’s “climate trip” to the Philippines French President Francois Hollande’s will be visiting the Philippines this February 26 to 27 accompanied by prominent personalities  known for their involvement in environmental advocacies to the Philippines, including Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard, and Mélanie Laurent as well as Patriarch Bartholomew…