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Southeast Asian Climate and Energy Working Group urge ASEAN leaders to fight the ‘COAL’

The Southeast Asian Working Group on Climate and Energy, composed of members of civil society organizations and people’s movements across Southeast Asia, denounced what they claimed to be an evident collusion between leaders of ASEAN, East Asia, and the United States of America, in their push for the coal agenda within the climate-vulnerable region of Southeast Asia.

Groups to DENR: Suspend Coal-Fired Power Plant Operations in Limay, Bataan now

The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to issue a total suspension of the operations of the coal-fired power plants owned by San Miguel Corporation and Petron in Limay, Bataan after several reports revealed the environmental and health violations committed by the said establishments.

Climate Justice Group condemns Department of Energy affinity with Conference of Polluters

While countries in the world are in COP 22 in Morocco debating how not to breach the 1.5 degree C average temperature increase limit for a livable climate, the Philippines’ Department of Energy is playing host to the upcoming Philippine Coal Business and Policy Forum and International Coal Trans this November 16-17, 2016. This has not been the first time the Department of Energy endorsed an event focused on the coal industry. In the year 2014, DoE has actively participated in the Coal Business and Policy Forum.

Groups to Duterte: Demand Climate Justice at COP 22

Environment and climate advocates challenged President Rodrigo Duterte to demand accountability from developed countries, in light of the president’s recent tirade against these countries’ huge contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that caused the current climate challenges the global community faces today less than two weeks before the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) in Morocco. The international gathering of country-parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) serves as a forum to tackle climate change and addressing its impacts.

Sanlakas Slams Police Brutality, Calls for Independent Foreign Policy

Sanlakas expressed strong condemnation of the violent dispersal and illegal arrest by the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Manila Police District (MPD) of activists, Moros, and Lumads in the latter’s protest actions held at Camp Aguinaldo, October 18, and at the United States (US) Embassy, October 19.

Climate Justice Group urges World Bank to stop investing in Coal Plants

Not everyone may think that the Philippines is one country that is living in a precarious unavoidable situation due to climate change. The past decade had been a harrowing experience of the country being successively battered by extreme weather events, strong typhoons now beyond the scale of normal, droughts that are becoming extraordinary due to magnitude and prolongation. Many of those victims have still not recovered their normal lives. The loss and damage are extremely unbearable.