“Ten years ago, in the aftermath of Typhoons Pepeng and Ondoy, the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) initiated consultations and assembled which led to the creation of the Peoples’ Urgent Demands,” said PMCJ National Coordinator Ian Rivera. “This is a comprehensive list of necessary actions needed by marginalized sectors such as farmers, fisherfolk, women, indigenous peoples, and the urban poor, covering various climate-related issues.”
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) expresses grave concern on the performance of Secretary Roy Cimatu for his negligence in addressing the environmental and social problems caused by coal proliferation. In his recent statement, Cimatu vowed to monitor all operating coal plants and to conduct tests on its impacts. However, according to PMCJ, despite the existence of scientific studies like of those spearheaded by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the secretary was not able to conduct follow-through investigations.
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, along with the communities and other civil society organizations (CSOs), filed the first ever case on coal in the Supreme Court against the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for neglecting its duty to act as vanguards of energy security and environmental sustainability.
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) condemns the decision of the Commission of Appointments (CA) to terminate its deliberation on Gina Lopez’s confirmation as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary. With a vote of 13-11, environment warrior Gina Lopez failed to convince the CA members to continue her crusade to protect the environment and the people against irresponsible corporations.
Is the Philippines ready for La Niña or El Niño? Is the DU30 Government up to the task to minimize and manage the impacts of extreme weather events? This is the question hurled by the largest climate justice movement to the sitting government of today.
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) welcomes President Duterte’s signing of the Paris Agreement as a step towards the Philippines commitment to the 1.5 degree aspirational goal laid out in the Paris Agreement. However, signing the Paris Accord still will not ensure a world beyond the climate crisis and the Philippines climate- proofed from extreme weather events. However, the Philippine Government will once again lead the various countries in demanding the historical responsibilities of rich countries and the higher commitments in polluter countries in mitigation action. As of now, the NDCs submitted by all countries which ratified the Paris Agreement falls short of preventing catastrophic climate change.
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), its member Nuclear Free Bataan Movement (NFBM) and the people of Limay, Bataan told SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. to stop avoiding the real issue and refrain from misleading the people in what is actually happening in the ground.
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.
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 existing coal plants “in accordance with a low carbon development pathway. “
HUNDREDS of members of progressive and environmental groups trooped to the City Hall of Cebu City to express their opposition to the proposed construction of a coal-fired power plant in Barangay Sawang Calero in just as a public hearing by the city council was taking place.