[In the news] Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction -CNN Philippines

Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction Residents including an indigenous group living near the site of China-funded Kaliwa Dam in Infanta, Quezon said Thursday they are strongly opposing the project. Members of the Dumagat tribe residing at the foot of Sierra Madre mountains in Tanay, Rizal fear that they may lose their ancestral…

[In the news] Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies -PhilStar.com

Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies A coalition of environmental groups launched Tuesday its “Green Scorecard” for the 2019 elections, aimed at raising awareness of the voting public on the proposed environmental policies of senatorial candidates. “Green Thumb Coalition’s Green Scorecard aims to bring forth environmental issues at the center stage of electoral…

[Press Release] Duterte administration weighed on environmental issues -Green Thumb Coalition

Duterte administration weighed on environmental issues A coalition of environmental advocacy organizations launched today its “Green Scorecard” for the 2019 elections, aimed at raising awareness of the voting public on the proposed environmental policies of senatorial candidates. “Green Thumb Coalition’s Green Scorecard aims to bring forth environmental issues at the center stage of the electoral…

[Press Release] Small fishers call for pro-people rehabilitation of Manila bay -Focus on the Global South

Small fishers call for pro-people rehabilitation of Manila bay The Duterte administration’s rehabilitation of Manila Bay is set to begin on 27 January but a group of municipal fishers around the bay are decrying the lack of community involvement in the P47 billion clean up, and are demanding a more pro-people rehabilitation plan. “The government’s…

[From the web] Green advocates call for “clean, green” elections

Green advocates call for “clean, green” elections Candidates urged to veer away from waste, violence and embrace green platform Civil society organizations gathered to call for a ‘clean and green’ election season, urging candidates to minimize waste, refrain from ‘dirty’ tactics such as political violence, as well as pledge to support genuinely positive reforms on…

[In the news] Most Filipino voters want candidates supporting ban on single-use plastics, survey says -CNN Philippines

Most Filipino voters want candidates supporting ban on single-use plastics, survey says A new Social Weather Stations poll commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace found that most Filipino voters will opt for 2019 election candidates who will ban single-use plastics. In the survey conducted in the third quarter of 2018, 73 percent of respondents said they…

[In the news] DENR vows to enforce environmental laws, regulations aggressively this year -Manila Bulletin

DENR vows to enforce environmental laws, regulations aggressively this year The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to be more aggressive in enforcing environmental laws and regulations in 2019 to sustain the momentum generated by the rehabilitation of Boracay Island and other accomplishments of the agency last year. “This year, I hope…

[Right-up] Mapanirang Minahan Wakasan -ni Doc Ben Molino

Mapanirang Minahan Wakasan ni Doc Ben Molino Mapanirang minahan agad ng wakasan, Alisin na ang pulang putik sa baybay, Patagin na ang mga stockpile, Ayusin na ang lupang nawindang, at Nilapastangan na mga pangisdaan. Ipaglaban ang kinabukasan na sinira ng Rekadong pula na lason sa lupa, At asido sa tubig na pumapatay sa isda, Nang…

[Press Release] NGOs say NO to coal financiers JICA and Bank of Tokyo MUFJ

NGOs say NO to coal financiers JICA and Bank of Tokyo MUFJ http://world.350.org/…/press-re…/no-to-btmu-and-jica-at-gcf/ SONGDO, July 5, 2017 — Today, 8 Japanese NGOs and an international coalition of civil society groups urged the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board to reject applications for accreditation from the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).…

[Press Release] Group Lambasts Cimatu’s Response to SC Case -PMCJ

Group Lambasts Cimatu’s Response to SC Case Tagged secretary’s statement as ‘empty talk’ Just four (4) days after civil society organizations, communities, and individuals led by the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) filed a case at the Supreme Court against the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Secretary…

[Press Release] COMMUNITIES, CSOs: PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND FUTURE! -Green Thumb Coalition

COMMUNITIES, CSOs: PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND FUTURE! Filipinos blast Trump for exiting of Paris climate deal, ignoring climate obligations . Hundreds of Filipino communities on the forefront of the climate crisis, as well as civil society organizations, banded together to assert the protection of human rights and the environment for present and future generations…

[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…

[Statement] Changes under Digong ‘Insufficient, Alarming and Questionable’ -Green Thumb Coalition

Changes under Digong ‘Insufficient, Alarming and Questionable’ The Green Thumb Coalition, the widest network of advocates for the environment, human rights and people-centered sustainable development, finds the Duterte administration lacking in delivering significant changes it has promised in pressing issues regarding ecological integrity, social justice and its development policy. During the campaign season, President Duterte…

[Statement] Solidarity with and Justice for Indigenous Peoples! -ATM

ATM Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Solidarity with and Justice for Indigenous Peoples! August 4, 2016 Alyansa Tigil Mina, an alliance of mining-affected communities and their support groups from civil society, which opposes the aggressive promotion of large-scale mining in the Philippines, is strongly supporting the Indigenous Peoples (IP) and…

[Press Release] Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session

Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session Geneva, Switzerland – Mining projects which encroached upon IP territories without our genuine consent causing a web of women human rights violations has been one of the statements issued by indigenous women and women’s rights advocates from the Philippines in the Convention…